Tag Archives: Bullying

Timely Movie Review: Whiplash

(Obvious spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen Whiplash, don’t read any further) I saw Birdman last week.  Interesting movie.  Michael Keaton was terrific. I never need to see it again. The first thing I did after watching Whiplash Monday night was to buy … Continue reading

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Best of 2014

A new job and shifting responsibilities caused my blog-related productivity to slip a bit.  Overall, I published “only” 41 pieces in 2014, including this one. But, that’s life.  This blog was always intended to be both an outlet for things … Continue reading

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The Decline of the United States of America in One Chart

The New York Times Chronicle sub-site is a wonderful utility that graphs the frequency of words and phrases over the publication’s history.  Users can plug in whatever search terms they wish, and the engine instantly and amazingly checks over a century’s worth … Continue reading

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Best of 2013

I wasn’t quite as prolific in 2013 as I was in 2012, as this will be “only” the 72nd post on this blog this year.  However, part of that had to do with the fact that I’ve been writing for … Continue reading

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When Everything is Bullying, Nothing is Bullying

A local high school health and physical education teacher circulated an editorial cartoon to her students recently as part of a discussion on diet and exercise.  This was the cartoon: A parent of one of the students contacted a local … Continue reading

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Anti-Bullying Intent, Anti-Free-Speech Result?

Last week, over at A New Voice, I tackled the inevitable collision of anti-bullying efforts and the free speech rights of students.  An expanded version of that piece is below: A broad new social media policy recently implemented by California’s Lodi Unified … Continue reading

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An Incomplete List of Things That Are Not Bullying

A non-exhaustive recitation of items that aren’t bullying: – Your doctor telling you that you need to lose weight to avoid negative health consequences. – A baseball player who has agreed to abide by union and MLB rules being punished under those … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

About once a week, something comes across my virtual desk that riles me to some degree or another.  I usually vow to write about it, only to get too busy with one of my paying gigs ever to deal with … Continue reading

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