RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Unintentional comedy of the day

Justin Tolston, Occupy Lincoln protestor, was suspended by 'Teach for America' because they wanted him to teach seventh grade writing and sixth grade math, and he wanted to 'nurture social development'.

So he whined about it, semi-literately. Too bad he didn't focus more on seventh grade writing. Teaching a subject is one of the best ways of learning it.

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