A young woman conducted an unauthorized science experiment with an unfortunate result. At school early, before morning bell, she was in the lab and mixed some common household chemicals in a bottle. There was a small explosion that injured no one.
She has been expelled and is being charged with a felony.
I am Kiera Wilmot. I was enthusiastic and bored in high school. I did unauthorized experiments, some of them very very stupid. I was well known as a smart person who did very very stupid things in high school.
I was not expelled or arrested, I was given guidance and understanding and was often yelled at for doing stupid dangerous things. The authorities at my school did not screw up my life by putting a felony on my record or kicking me out of school. I stand with Kiera and other troublemakers.
As a former troublemaker and soon to be parent of a future troublemaker I am very worried about the zero tolerance policies at our schools. They are crazy and would leave me a drain on society instead of a productive taxpayer.
People say “They don’t make ‘em like that anymore.” They are wrong.
Just got two new things framed. When Sam was little, her mom made her a cross stitch pillow with a scene of animals calmly gathered around a lion. We’ve put it in a deep shadowbox so it can go up on the wall for Secret Project Baby‘s room.
We also have a memento from Japan that we’ve never figured out how to properly display. We loved the idea of Furoshiki – little cloth wrappings that you can reuse. We bought a really nice one and, after trying some other approaches, found a way to really show it off.
I also just got some new panoramas from friends for above the dining table and I’m excited to try them out!
Sam and I are having a baby boy! We are due August 2, and we are so excited!
This was our first introduction to him – but he’s big enough to kick now. Feeling that kick was a magical moment – I’m going to work so hard on being a good dad, and I’m thinking a lot about what that means. Sage advice is very welcome.
This is a good mix of soft singing from Kimya Dawson and the rhyme tornado of Aesop.
Also, catchy as hell.
I like music videos that can’t be on MTV. The new web enables new art, and that’s what I’m interested in.
You will interact, you will be part of it. Go now – and I’ll be part of the video with you. We’ll play a game, we’ll be a mask, we’ll fight a boxer, together we will make a smile. One of those pointers is mine!
See you on the internet…
Oh, I laughed at it the first time I saw this video.
Some sort of captain-planet style arrangement of Daler Mehndi meteorite brothers dancing in a CGI hellscape?
Years later, I’m still listening to the damn thing. It was my first Pandora station.
Not just me. Here’s a metal version.
And here’s your soundtrack for your lunch hour: 1 hour and 30 minutes of Tunak Tunak Tun.
Browser diversity is something web developers and designers moan about.
Everyone remembers the IE6 Pain, but IE was the first browser to do AJAX. Diviersity is good – that’s how evolution moves fastest. It’s also messy, but that’s evolution for you as well.