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Caine’s Arcade

If you haven’t already watched this short documentary about the creator of a cardboard arcade, please do.   It’s inspiring on many levels.  From the perspective of someone who teaches digital media, it’s such a well-crafted piece.  I showed both my English classes and my UDS class the film, and we can only hope to someday find and produce stories half as good. Most public schools do little to foster creativity and innovation.  I truly wonder where Caine received his spark of inspiration.  One of my students, a soccer player and… Read more Caine’s Arcade

Wynona

Recently, my friend Joe and I bought a 1994 Ford F-250 for five hundred dollars.   The previous owner named it Wynona.  It has 230,000-plus miles, an eight-foot bed, and plenty of rust creeping along the edge of the crimson-colored frame.  In addition, it leaks oil and probably gets about eight miles to the gallon— certainly not the most environmentally friendly vehicle.  But it runs, and will serve us well for a while, facilitating bow-hunting excursions, home maintenance projects, and landscaping tasks.  My fingers are crossed regarding its lifespan. We obviously… Read more Wynona