I'm thinking of changing the name of this blog, disguise it just a little bit. It's just too personal, and it really doesn't go that far at all.
I think the next things I need to say no to, or at least limit, are NetFlix and YouTube. It's not that I spend hours binge-watching. I find most of the content less than compelling, and it's often as an aside to other things. But most of it doesn't carry me very far forward in the direction I want to go.
But some of it is just plain fun. I don't know why, but I've been somewhat hypnotized by this nice little series on YouTube of a guy rebuilding a late sixties/early seventies Jaguar engine.
The truth is I've learned very little that could possibly be of any use to me, but there's a love and a patience and a doing things right that just comes through. I think the guy's name is Owens, and he works with his dad, or at least has inherited his interest from his dad, who shows up occasionally, but is mostly retired.
Julia has handed me the list of stuff the inspectorate expects my students to know; so I think my mission from here out is to scrap the books and go for the requested knowledge. It sets us up for a nice challenge to beat the system. My idea here is to set up a straw man to knock him down by way of gaining English knowledge.
That way it's us against the big bad system, which sucks in terms of how it's build to achieve its goals, but has a good set of goals.
I hate Shabbat sometimes. I was visited by all sorts of good ideas, and they have all left me, and here I am on Sunday morning wondering what I should write.
But I haven't given myself enough time again, as I've allowed myself a few minutes distraction, but the writing is always more fun, but also takes more out of me.
So in the way of exhausting mental exercises, todays list of ten ideas is topics to see from the other side:
- Drug Regulation
- Gun Laws
- Institutionalization: School, Mental Hospitals, Prisons
- Hate/the Dark Side