Experimental Teaching

In her profile of Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy, Rebecca Mead points out that the success behind the charter school network is its continuous implementation of new teaching techniques to help students achieve higher in their education. A fascinating read.

Scalia Law and ON Designs Updates

Turned Scalia Law site into progressive web app. It was a great learning experience for my web developer.

Changed the typeface for ON Designs back to Acumin and makes it big . I am done messing around with it for now.

On an unrelated note, 24 Ways has kicked off for the season. Expect useful reads until Christmas.

Jay Z’s Top 50

Rolling Stone puts together “Jay-Z: 50 Greatest Songs.” Quite a trip down to memory lane. Jay is indeed one of the top rappers of all time.


Peter Greene’s advice on writing:

Yes, read about writing. Talk about writing. Read, read, read, read, read, read — and do it like a writer. But at the end of the day, there is only one way to perfect your craft, and that is to write. Write every day. Write about whatever is passing through your head. When Something scratches and bangs and hollers against the inside of your head and demands to be released, release it. Write. Write during your lunch hour. Stay up an extra hour. Get up an hour early. But write.

Scheduled Sex

Kristen Manieri:

Through it, we’ve learned that while scheduled sex lacks spontaneity (truly folks, there’s not a lot of spontaneity anywhere in life when you’re raising two kids), we could intentionally build in novelty by adding in new positions or surprising sexy talk.

On the important of sex in a marriage:

Sex, as I’ve discovered, isn’t just an added perk of pairing up; rather, it’s one of the things that keeps us paired up. Love, honesty, partnership, togetherness, vulnerability, and good conversation are all hallmarks of a good marriage, but without sex, that’s just a friendship.

Can’t agree more.

Kitti Jones on Surviving R. Kelly

Jason Newman:

In one particularly graphic example, Jones claims she witnessed Kelly urinating on two women while she and the women were in the middle of a sex act with the singer. “It was just a game for him,” she says. “He just went back and forth [on them] when he was peeing and told [another girlfriend] to clean it up afterwards. That was the worst that I’ve ever seen.”


Cô Hường Trả Lời

Sau khi đọc bài về Ký ức người Thầy, cô Nguyễn Thị Hường nhắn tin cho tôi:

Đọc bài viết của con cô thấy lòng mình ấm áp một tình thương niềm vui len vào kí ức là niềm an ủi cho những người làm kỉ sư tâm hồn.

Kỉ sư tâm hồn. Nghe hay đấy.

Vĩnh Biệt Bác Hải

Sáng nay được tin bác Nguyễn Thị Hải qua đời. Bác Hãi là người chị cả của mẹ vợ. Lúc về Việt Nam, tôi đến thăm bác và trao lại những lọ thuốc mẹ gởi cho bác. Không ngờ lần đầu gặp bác cũng là lần cuối cùng. Xin được chia buồn đến gia đình và người thân.

Tốt Hơn


Anh đã có người mới, cô ấy tốt hơn.
Không như em đâu, lâu lâu cô ấy không lên cơn.

Kính Ướt


Nhìn em qua lăng kính,
anh chỉ thấy căng và trơn
Để thay cái lens zoom
chi tiết trên người em nó rõ nét hơn
88, 59 và 90 là căng
Đường cong của em
cũng là lý do trên người anh có đường thẳng