halomatt

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  1. Re-landcaping our backyard. Gets me focused, physical, outside and off the couch and out of the fridge.
  2. What subject do you teach? I'm sure you said before, but I've forgotten. Are there youtube videos you can link with Google Classroom that show the hands-on experience? Or maybe you create them and upload them? Maybe get the parents involved as well. Something they can do as a family in this time of pandemic?
  3. Since schools are closed, my wife (a teacher) and I (an administrator) have decided to work on our backyard. We like to do these things ourselves. It's kinda our "hobby." So we decided to start today. My first task was to till the soil. I don't think I've ever been this excited to go to Home Depot and rent the rototiller in my life. It was a real treat to go and do "normal" shit.
  4. I like the Boras plan, in general. I also like Rosenthal/Stark's ideas (theathletic.com) on radical ideas for a pandemic year of baseball.
  5. Question: Why does the flu statistics matter when discussing the nature and characteristics of COVID-19?
  6. So I've been tossing this around in my head for a few days: My daughter (20) works at Dunkin' Donuts doing random, various tasks. Some days she's the drive through person, some days the order fulfiller, some days, etc. (you get the picture). It's a part time job where she happens to make pretty decent money that helps her to afford the things she wants and helps with college expenses. She has a group of work friends that is her social circle right now. (She commutes to CSUF.) Dunkin' currently has walk-in and drive through services, but no indoor seating is allowed. I'm a little uncomfortable with her working and have attempted to dissuade her from continuing to work. Her mother (my ex-wife) and my current wife agree that the risk outweighs the benefits. We've both had discussions about her quitting, but my daughter continues to resist. She can be quite the little bitch when she puts her mind to it. I haven't pulled the Dad Card yet, but I'm worried enough that I may have to. My question (at long last): am I overreacting? She's explained Dunkin's "commitment to cleanliness", wears gloves, and washes hands often. I've countered with many of the logical arguments. Any thoughts or suggestions?
  7. For Google Classroom, kids can take pictures of assignments and upload them to your classroom, or submit essays via google docs. Also, there are sites where you can link quizzes/tests to Google classroom. For example, you can create a survey on surveymonkey and link it to google classroom. Surveymonkey will grade it automatically and you'll have the results. Of course the survey/quiz/test must me multiple choice. Really, this shutdown could change teaching (for better or worse) for ever. Glad the house is doing well! Stay safe!
  8. Why would I want a even one, "Dacona Smith"? Hmmm...well I could use someone in charge of the finances, I suppose. And she might know how to keep my adult children working consistently around the house without a break or lunch.
  9. Yep. Most don't seem to realize (or truly understand) the exponential values the current models are producing. This could be devastating in the amount of infections that we don't know about yet. I wasn't too concerned until I started reading more of the articles with data sets, as well as anecdotal information coming out of Italy. This article did it for me: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca
  10. I love the use of "your" at the end. Completely expected, yet still hilarious.
  11. That whole thing smelled like a "Matt Thaiss for Mayor" ad. They propping him up for a trade? (I'm tired and cynical this morning. Woke up and my knee hurts for no discernible reason. WTF? This getting older thing skus.)
  12. Maybe strip the title. Players keep their bonuses, rings, statistics, so it's not "personal." It could be argued that the entire organization gets an organizational consequence of having their championship voided. Bold move, and will not happen. But it might pass the MLBPA sniff test.