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Why SF? Why?

I realize more each day that what I know is merely the result of aggregating information. While such a simple statement, it is powerful to recognize that I am nothing … Continue reading


La Ciudad de los Angeles

Sunday afternoon I was transfixed by a dazzling production by the Castilleja Upper School Theatre: City of Angels. From the moment I sat down in my seat I could tell … Continue reading


Just Poetry

Sometimes I write bad poetry – here are samples from the past few years Sub Duties Subbed a class today where I bribed the students with a vat of bacon … Continue reading


Special Message to 2020

Dear Fabulous and Amazing Class of 2020, I know it’s been a month since I’ve seen you all, but I wanted to write to you to say that I miss … Continue reading


Teacher Memes

Nope… never had this thought



BREAKING NEWS [LINK] Holy Moley! The definition of the mole has been shifted by IUPAC! Long live Avogadro’s Number!


Red & Pink

Headline In the news today (Monday, January 15th, 2018): “GOP Majority Leader Had a Staffer Pick Out Red and Pink Starbursts for Gift to Trump Because They Are His Favorites” … Continue reading


Hands on Fire

The students of the BLAST club had a… well… BLAST… at the first meeting on Tuesday. Sometimes fire makes things fun!


Student Demonstrations

In January of 2017, my students planned and conducted a series of chemical demonstrations. I compiled a playlist of the videos made during the process. They are simply wonderful! I … Continue reading