Sunday, June 20, 2010

5 things I learned this week

  1. If you provide tuna for a stray cat loitering outside your back door, she will return with friends.

  2. The less wealthy residents of West Hartford are the ones who don't want a tax increase, even though they will receive the greatest benefit and pay the smallest dollar amount. I don't know if it's because a 2.5% increase is large enough to break the bank or because they don't realize the services it will provide or enhance.

  3. Hibachi is delicious, entertaining, and a good way to feed hard-to-please eaters. They don't have time to complain.

  4. At least once college professor has said, "college students are too young and naive to ask questions." (Upon hearing this, my face turned red in fury.)

  5. Elizabeth Warren and Rachel Maddow would make great presidents.


  1. I don't get #4. ????

  2. There's this pervasive theory among academic elitists that students need to learn everything there is to know about a subject before they are equipped to ask intelligent questions about it. Professors who believe this are generally the most boring and horrible of instructors because they spend all their teaching energy spewing information for students to memorize, instead of engaging students by encouraging critical thinking skills (including asking questions).