Author Archives: D.R. Leo

Watershed Walker

I like clean water.  I like healthy ecosystems.  I like strong economies.  I like to paddle and hike.  None of these likes are particularly controversial or extreme. I live near the Narragansett bay.  It is a roughly 150 square mile … Continue reading

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The conundrum of grading…

I was recently part of a fascinating discussion on philosophy of grading.  Very experienced and dedicated teachers fell all over the spectrum on approach, purpose, and flexibility.  It seems simple on the surface.  Do X amount of work, exhibit Y … Continue reading

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So, who hates clean water?

It has become our new normal to get up each day and see what cringe inducing actions our president has taken.  While we rightfully focus on his unsubstantiated tweets about phone taps, the lies of his cabinet, and the rabbit … Continue reading

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Trump sucks as a leader…

So, we all heard the campaign rhetoric.  Trump is successful!  He gets shit done!  He knows how to run large organizations.  I imagine that seemed good to some.  Well, they were sold a bill of goods. Trump sucks as a … Continue reading

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You’re not a patriot…

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government … Continue reading

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And then came the taxi drivers…

Well, we’re one week into the regime.  After previously criticizing president Obama for his use of Executive Orders, our Beloved Leader whipped them out so fast this week that he didn’t have time to spray tan.  Notice how he’s significantly … Continue reading

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Is this what it looks like?

Is this what the birth of a regime and the end of a democracy look like?  I don’t intend to be melodramatic with that question.  I ask it honestly. This week our government began deleting web pages.  These weren’t just … Continue reading

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