Blogging So I Don’t Have To

I seem to be shutting down for the summer. The creative void that blogging filled during the school year is satisfied daily by video editing and DVD authoring. The stuff I’ve been working on nowadays is a little abstract, maybe too abstract for my teacher audience, too high-minded certainly, but what the hay, I’ll try you out.

Luckily for all of you, a coupla folks are stepping up to fill the gaps.

Tony Lucchese‘s been a consistent and bright presence ’round here, especially recently, clarifying one of my posts for an intractable commenter long after I had lost the patience to engage. He’s going the career-to-classroom route and taking some upper-div math courses right now after a long absence. He’s a good time in the feedreader and he’s only going to grow more relevant as school kicks up again in *checks watch* 1,224 hours. See you then.

Way back when, I called H. the best blogger who doesn’t blog, a great writer who wrote on an annual basis. She’s done with that pace now.  She’s also a weird contradiction in terms, a smart blogger with a soft voice, the sort who’ll cop to a class management deficit and then turn around to teach at San Quentin for the summer. Her recent post, Circumventing the STAR regime – some useful tips, is just savagely funny stuff, worthy of national syndication.

My thanks to both of them for keeping the blogosphere spinning this summer.

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school math teacher and current head of teaching at Desmos. He / him. More here.


  1. Thanks for the kind words. I’m still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that anyone would care what I have to say. But I hope you’re right about my future. Expect the first of several phase transitions for Pencils Down this Fall.

  2. Thanks for such words, Dan – though the idea of having any appreciable traffic redirected from your blog to mine is quite frightening.

    I don’t really believe you’ll be able to refrain from blogging throughout the summer, though – hence no cause for lament at your introduction.