Monthly Archives: April 2022

A Half-Century After High School

My high school class is holding our official 50th Reunion tonight. The Memorial High School Class of ’72 will celebrate a half-century since we parted ways after graduation. I will not be going. I had been planning on it but … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole with Tim McCanlies

Finding a movie to watch these days can be both a challenge and an adventure, given such an abundance of options. Between streaming services and DVDs, the possibilities can be overwhelming. The streaming services’ algorithmic recommendation engines offer unlimited opportunities … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Out of This World”

  Will rarely co-wrote with other musicians.  He included a pair of tunes co-written with Mark Luke Daniels (“Fading Away Like my Jeans” and  “Waltz Across my Mind“) on Kickin’ Up Dust as well as “Long Distance Love“, co-written by … Continue reading

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Imagine That!

Headlines screamed these words millions of times starting in 2020: “Unimaginable!” “Unthinkable!” The COVID pandemic caught us all off-guard, with global consequences: unimaginable levels of contagion with millions of dead worldwide, triggering unthinkable interventions like border lockdowns, and schools and … Continue reading

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Granddad on Qualifications for Educational Leaders

A bit of a follow-up on my most recent post from my grandfather’s memoirs about his days teaching in Snyder. Here he tells why he turned down the offered chair of the mathematics department at Snyder High School, as well … Continue reading

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Granddad’s Solves a Math Problem in Snyder

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, started his career as a teacher in East Texas but eventually taught many places around Texas, notably a memorable year in Asherton in South Texas as well as the West Texas town of Snyder, as described … Continue reading

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Work-in-Progress: Creativity

Part of a larger puzzle I am trying to build, assemble, and turn into a self-directed alternative learning game — FlexQuest — to improve soft skills in student interns. I’ve written about this venture before, as I proposed to present … Continue reading

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Happy 150th, Cañon City!

Our adopted hometown of Cañon City celebrates its sesquicentennial this year! That means the founders of our fair city formed it into an actual city a century and a half ago in 1872. The Colorado Territorial Prison (“Old Max”) had … Continue reading

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