Tag Archives: Arkansas

Special PCSSD Board Meeting, 3:00 pm, Saturday, April 28 — Please Attend, and Spread the Word!

Dr. Janice Warren is the interim superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District. It has become clear in recent weeks that she is not being treated fairly by the PCSSD’s Board of Education — even though she is, in … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Taxation, and Representation, in Public Education

The last few years have been rough for education in central Arkansas. The Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) suffered for years under state control, but local control has now been restored there. The neighboring Little Rock School District (LRSD) … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Goodbye, Mom

Soon, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will run my mother’s obituary. However, it would not be right for me to allow the obituary they print to be her only one. Mom’s name when she was born, on January 4, 1942, was Mina … Continue reading

Posted in Education, History, Life, Politics, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

A Lesson Involving the Social Use of Color

RobertLovesPi’s social-interaction lesson of the day: different colors of fabric can actually mean something else, besides simply reflecting different wavelengths of light, and these meanings can shift quickly. (I already knew this could happen once per day, but was only … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Education, Life, Mathematics, Science and Scientists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Physics of Cats, Copperheads, Centipedes, Catbounce, and Catbouncemax

Definition of catbouncemax (shortened form of “maximum catbounce”): for any particular cat, its catbouncemax is equal to the takeoff kinetic energy of that cat if it suddenly and unexpectedly finds itself face-to-face with an adult copperhead snake. I’ve actually seen … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Science and Scientists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Simplified Arkansas Weather Forecast for June, July, and August, of Almost Any Year

Warning: to avoid serious risk of major depression, read no further during May of any year, if trapped in Arkansas with little or no hope of quick escape. Today: hot! Tonight: so hot you won’t be able to sleep, because … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Free the Frozen People!

After seeing this sign in a local grocery store, I carefully searched the entire frozen food section, but I could find neither the frozen Mexican, nor the frozen Asian. Since they were gone, but the sign indicates they were there … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments