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Cucumber Day in Calculus, 2014 Edition

Originally posted on FracTad's Fractopia:
If I’ve used an activity for three years in a row, I guess it’s a tradition! My calculus students have done this one for several years now, and it’s always been a…

It’s Time to Connect With John Wesley

Originally posted on Progarchy:
InsideOut Music  recently signed John Wesley to its label, and his new album, Disconnect, will be available March 31 in Europe and April 1 in the U.S.  I’m not pulling an April Fools’ joke…

Integrity’s Minstrel: John Bassett. Unearth (2014)

Originally posted on Progarchy:
A review of John Bassett, Unearth (Stereohead Records; release date: March 31, 2014). I’m honestly not sure if my admiration for John Bassett knows many—if any—bounds. When we first announced progarchy’s birth in the…

The Five Biggest Myths About Secession

Originally posted on Pileus:
With the ongoing tension over Russia’s annexation of Crimea, now would be a good time to talk about the biggest myths people believe about the origins of secessionist movements around the world (even though…

A Couple of Reading Recommendations

Originally posted on FracTad's Fractopia:
I’ve been on Spring Break this week, and we’ve stayed home this year, which has been nice. I’ve had a chance to catch up on some reading, and I really enjoyed two…

Math Is So Romantic

Originally posted on FracTad's Fractopia:
I’ve been using a new review technique with the students in my Calculus class – speed dating! I wish I could take credit for it, but one of the incredibly creative teachers…

Why So Little Decentralization?

Originally posted on Pileus:
Many scholars (for instance) have noted a trend around the world of greater decentralization, at least on certain dimensions. Many non-federal, unitary states have tried to devolve some spending and decision-making authority on local…