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F For Effort!

December 26, 2012

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Richard Benson. F For Effort!: More of the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers. Chronicle Books, 2012. The following are a few snapshots of my favorites. Merry Christmas! Thank you, Santa. Elementary School High School Biology High School Chemistry High School English High School History and Geography High School Math High School Physics Extra Credit […]

The Book of Mormon | Review

December 23, 2012

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Book of Mormon, Broadway Musical. For starters, and for the religiously devout, this musical is offensive, raunchy, crude, irreverent, obscene, and offensive (yes, I said “offensive” twice). It is not for those who take their religion too seriously, so caution is advised for those who may not want their beliefs or convictions poked and prodded. […]

Toxic Charity | Notes & Review

December 22, 2012

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Robert Lupton. Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help. HarperOne, 2011. (191 pages) Chapter One: The Scandal The Compassion industry is almost universally accepted as a virtuous and constructive enterprise. | But what is so surprising is that its outcomes are almost entirely unexamined. (2-3) …it may be hurting more than helping. […]

The Killer At Thurston High | Review & Reflections

December 21, 2012

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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/kinkel/ In September 1998, Kip Kinkel confessed to killing his parents in their home on May 20, 1998 and the next day, walking into the Thurston High School cafeteria and spraying students with 50 rounds from a semiautomatic rifle, killing two students, Ben Walker, 16, and Mikael Nickolauson, 17, and wounding 25 others. Kip was […]