Why the Guggenheim sucks

After our class on Thursday, I decided to visit the Guggenheim museum. The museum district isn’t as easy to get to as other areas of Manhattan, so when I finally got there at 4:30 on Thursday I was ready to see some Frank Lloyd Wright awesomeness. Then I read the sign outside of the museum…

Why socialism rocks

We learned today that the New York subway system was originally based on a capitalist system with competing subway companies. The result:Great – seven subway lined going to the same place in Brooklyn. Look at how the invisible hand of the market guided the self-interest of the subway executives to the welfare of all people…

Bad visibility follows me

Just as in Colorado, rainy weather threatened to ruin my legendary photography. After our class session, I went with a few other teachers on a three-hour boat tour of the harbor.As you can see, the weather started getting rough.The tiny ship was tossed. If not for the courage… I know, that’s freaking creative as heck.…

New York

The next leg on the vacation was a trip to New York City, mainly to study the progressive era as part of a school grant. As it turns out, the Progressives were pretty progressive on most issues but not so progressive on race. When it came to race they were bigoted eugenicists. So on that…

Scoring AP essays

Unfortunately, hiking was not the main purpose of the trip; scoring AP World History essays was. Above is the Lory Student Center, where we graded essays. And graded essays, and graded more essays. And graded still more essays. While the process was honestly informative, there is something that happens to a person’s sanity after they…