Author Archives: joe bustillos

10 Day Life is Good Photo Challenge Recap

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10 Day Life is Good Photo Challenge Recap Now that I’ve finished the 10-Day Life is Good challenge, I want to share the thoughts behind my image and video choices. Day 1. I was nominated for the 10 day Life is Good photo challenge. 10 photos, 10 nominations. Every day I share an image that is meaningful to me (without

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Damn You, Apple! (Contemplating the New MacBook Pro 16”)

VR MacBook Pro 16" on my desktop

Damn You, Apple! (Contemplating the New MacBook Pro 16”) I’d heard Apple slip-stream announced their latest MacBook Pro (16”) via press release and sans “dog & pony” presentation. I rocked an original 15” Retina MacBook Pro since 2012 and even though I’ve lusted for the 27” 5K iMac I went with a 13” MacBook Pro in 2017 because I was

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Sunday Rants: Fake SitRoom PhotoOp & #HonorThePress

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#PhotoOpFakePrez Figures that the fake president would have a fake situation room image pretending to being there when the “deal” went down… as with most bad “leaders” he couldn’t be bothered to leave the golf course when the hard work was being done, but insists on being in the post-action photo-op and then presenting it as if he were actual

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End of Week10: Robots, Finishing “Documenting Your Journey” etc.

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End of Week10: Robots, Finishing “Documenting Your Journey” etc. It should be a sign that I’m already two days into week 11 before I’ve been able to post this to my blog. Ack. So, except for the holidays and sick days that knocked the program off the “plan,” for week 10 I needed to diverge the different grade levels from

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Unexpected Personal Costs of Upgrading to the Latest MacOS

2019-10-15 Unexpected Personal Costs of Upgrading to the Latest MacOS-1

Unexpected Personal Costs of Upgrading to the Latest MacOS Moving to the latest MacOS means the end of older 32-bit apps. In the past I haven’t thought twice about jettisoning whatever apps haven’t been kept up-to-date and done the upgrade. This time I’ve been struck by a couple apps that would require a paid upgrade to keep using the apps.

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End of Week 7 Best Intentions/Best Laid Plans

2019-08-19 Documenting Your Journey

End of Week 7 Best Intentions/Best Laid Plans Damn. I really wanted to be better about the week-to-week communication and posting of the ongoing STEAM Lab stuff. Oh well. Life. Just not cooperative. So, in week two I discovered that it was better to list my curriculum as “units” and not “weeks” because some units/lessons took several weeks to happen.

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2019-2020 End of Week 3: Careful Balance/Family Stories

2019-2020 End of Week 3: Careful Balance/Family Stories Beginning my fourth year teaching at Fitzgerald, my 25th year teaching, I’m reminded of something a student said some time during my early years that this teaching thing should be really easy for me now that I’ve been doing it for a couple of years. Ha! I love it, but “easy” is

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2019-2020 Week 1 Begins with a Train Wreck

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2019-2020 Week 1 Begins with a Train Wreck From Wednesday to Sunday night I spent over 40-hours prepping for Monday morning. I was reminded of my first day teaching my first classroom, coming in early that morning, hoping to finish putting away things, only to cover my large table with a blanket because I wasn’t ready when I needed to

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I’m Tired of the Powerful Acting Powerless and Expecting Us to Make Up the Difference

Top row, from left: Javier Amir Rodriguez, Andre Anchondo, Jordan Anchondo, Juan Velazquez. Bottom row, from left: Arturo Benevidez, Angelina Englisbee, Leonardo Campos, Elsa Mendoza De la Mora.

I’m Tired of the Powerful Acting Powerless and Expecting Us to Make Up the Difference This list showed up in my feeds and I felt the need to memorialize this moment by reposting this list… This shit needs to end: Thirty-one people were killed in two mass shootings in the U.S. this weekend. Dozens more were injured. In El Paso,

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