Author Archives: Tanya B

About Tanya B

A working mother, engaged in the good work of protecting public education for all mothers' children

Of Bakers, Balzers and Baseball, game 1 #Nerdlution #42

It’s the second day of spring and I’m in Arizona for spring training baseball. Today’s game: Texas Rangers v. Milwaukee Brewers. Why? The honest reason is that the Giants-A’s game was sold out and there were no other teams playing … Continue reading

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Let’s finish this thing! #Nerdlution #40

What is wrong with me? I can write 39 blog posts, one almost every day, and then, 11 posts from the end of the challenge, I fall apart? Racing equivalent? Walking mile 8 of the 15K run? Maybe more like … Continue reading

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Of Bakers, Balzers Baseball, and Birthdays: Introduction #Nerdlution #41

My sister has lived in the Valley of the Sun for over twenty years. Generally, I think she’s crazy to live in a desert full of strip malls. But her husband’s family is here, and all her friends, and it … Continue reading

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“Celebrating” Teachers: #Nerdlution #39

Reporting from Teaching & Learning 2014, sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 5,000 educators have converged on the convention center in Washington D.C. for two days. It’s a fancy conference. The plenary sessions are held in a … Continue reading

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Taking the Stage with the Big Guns #nerdlution #38

Reporting from Teaching & Learning 2014, sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Yesterday it was my honor and pleasure to facilitate an expert panel at Teaching & Learning 2014. This was the culmination of several months’ work … Continue reading

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Notes from a Plane #Nerdlution #37

I’ve been sick for two weeks, but was finally feeling better this morning. I still have the cough, but not quite as wracking as it was, and the unending, sickening ache of my sinuses over my left eye had finally … Continue reading

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Bellies and Buffalos: A Book Review #Nerdlution #36

I’ve been stalking Tomas Moniz for months now, ever since the release of Bellies and Buffalos, hoping to get to a reading, hoping to pick up a copy of the book. He’s not that hard to stalk, by the way; … Continue reading

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# Nerdlution #35 Forty-Six

Today’s entry is another “It’s time for something completely different.” Its another hack, or copy-change exercise, or play-giarism, or whatever you like to call it. In this one I’ve hacked Sandra Cisneros microfiction piece “Eleven” which you can find approximately … Continue reading

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#Nerdlution #34: People Person

This week a friend of mine accused me of being a liar. “You say you don’t like people,” she said, “but every time you talk about a person, you like them, or love them, or say how awesome they are.” … Continue reading

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Hard Knocks #nerdlution #33

When I was a little girl I had a favorite uncle, Uncle Russ. I say this with every apology to all of my other wonderful uncles, but when I was five or six or ten or twelve, Uncle Russ was … Continue reading

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