Fall Fears

I made the mistake of watching Betsy DeVos being interviewed on TV last night while she robotically repeated the same two phrases over and over again- “Students must return to school in the fall” “Students must be full time learning” and never answered any of the actual questions being asked. No answers about “how” this…

Political Science

I am not sure when I developed such a love for learning science. It could have been when I was younger and had dreams of being an astronaut. It could have been that AP Physics class that I took in high school, (but probably not, our “independent study group” spent more time playing card games…

Moment(s) of Silence

Been kind of speechless lately- maybe because I'm from the Thumper school of thought that says "you don't have nothin' nice to say, don't say nothin' at all." Or maybe it's all the noise that I'm surrounded by- literal household noise, yes, but also that of constant news reports, trying to be helpful but yet…

A Warm Mug of Local Good Vibes

I recently indulged in a frothy, warm mug of "Golden Dragon" at one of my favorite local places. The Rose Room Cafe is an oasis of warmth, friendly faces and positive vibes in a run down section of downtown Webster, MA. You can't help but smile when you walk in and are greeted by the…

Market Madness

ThMuglifers went on a mission this weekend to check out the new Worcester Public Market. This newest addition to the city of Worcester is part of the revitalization of the Canal district in preparation of the new minor league baseball park for the "WooSox" team. Neither of us are strangers to the Canal district section…

Teaching with Trout

We had a special delivery at school today! Two hundred brook trout eggs were delivered to our classroom. Students will (hopefully) get to experience watching these eggs hatch into alevins and grow into fry. For this program, I got a permit from the state of Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife to keep and raise…