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L Eckert
Houston Texas
Love is a willingness to embrace compassion. BA in English from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Minor in Criminal Justice and Liberal Arts; Currently working on my Masters of English at the University of Texas at Tyler
Interests: travel, writing, education, native american literature (simon ortiz, joy harjo, n. scott momaday) the work of john steinbeck, and i like the outdoors...just not enough to live there.
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Please read Tales from Harmony Public Charter School Parts One and Two Going to work in a new school under an inexperienced principal takes courage. I have never had an experienced principal since I started teaching in public school in 2011. My first principal was a complete and total disaster,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Red HOT Pen
I thought maybe I should revise this post and provide a little background. Keep in mind that I am not accused of any wrongdoing on my campus, and I had the best scores in the district. I basically embarrassed my administrators, and that is why I can't get a reference... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Red HOT Pen
L Eckert added a favorite at QViews
7 days ago
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7 days ago
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Please read part one: Tales from Harmony Public Charter School Part One: Pete Olson and Dan Patrick Should Distance Themselves The second part of the manifesto is focused on my alleged failures as an Advanced Placement teacher and the liberal telephone procedures of every local school district within a 50-mile... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
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Last academic year I received a manifesto from an unprofessional coworker/supervisor that is just too inappropriate and unacceptable to keep all to myself. I was working for Harmony Public Schools, a Texas charter school chain, a place that exemplifies the old west mindset of “anything goes.” Harmony is known as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
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Last night's Moonlight Ramble was a blast because it's just one of the many ways we are proving that our city is getting some of its groove back after Harvey. All kinds of people were out with neon lights on their bikes (I couldn't find my new lights), some people... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
Senator Bob Corker articulated what is on everyone's mind these days, and his response to Trump's attack is classic. I am not going to disparage adult day cares by inferring that they are a negative, but I think we understand the comparison. Trump's Twitter attacks are juvenile and spontaneous, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
If you've noticed the irony of Donald Trump's discourse concerning the recent NFL players form of silent protest against racism and inequity, then you are probably getting chills. We are on the brink of a possible conflict with North Korea, an authoritarian regime that requires citizens to literally worship public... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
I can't complain about not having hot water when so many of my neighbors are homeless after Harvey. Just down the street and around the corner a whole neighborhood was flooded and now everyone that had a second floor is living upstairs. The houses are gutted and the trash is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
Yes, I know that everyone tonight is hating me, and that is because I am the queen of light. I am the queen of light housework after light breakfast; I am the queen of light television after reading light Victorian novels rich with sensitive scents, and vivid imagery. I am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
Last week I was asked to define beauty as it pertains to English Renaissance love poetry, and as I was working I came to an epiphany. Earlier in the course we had been asked to examine artificiality as it relates to romance, and I just found the whole exercise, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
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If one were to argue that our most sacred public institution was up for sale after decades of suffering under a merciless political and social attack, most citizens would look around and wonder what sacred public institution was being pillaged. If one were to argue that masses of people had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
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Jun 22, 2017
Wow, that bit of news was probably overshadowed by the big acquisition of Whole Foods, but what hypocrisy!!! I'm sure you know Amazon is building a mega-campus right here in Katy, TX, and plans to hire a couple thousand workers. I am happy they are bringing the work, but I worry about the long term affect on the traffic, housing, etc.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2017 on Amazon's brutal capitalism at At LoyaltyMinder
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Okay, my task this week was to figure out why Edward Spenser loves his bride so much. To figure this out, I have to analyze the Epithalamion and a couple of his sonnets from Amoretti. My paper is due tomorrow and since I've been sick as Hell for two weeks,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
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May 16, 2017
Because of a so-called teacher shortage, some states are considering not making certification mandatory even for core subjects. I vote let's just get rid of all professional licenses. What difference does it make if the electrician was properly trained? Who cares if the truck driver took a test? Most lawyers... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
I've been working on Mark Twain papers for five months, and I am getting low on ideas for writing. First of all, I do appreciate all he has done for letters and literature, and not only is he the greatest satirist of all time, but he is one of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
Much of what has been happening lately is disturbing, and this isn't confined to my personal or work life. To my right, my son is on the couch watching some drama about a man that doesn't even know what grade his daughter is in, and that conjures up depressing memories... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
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Jan 22, 2017
Now that Trump is POTUS, I guess it's time for me to fold as a liberal activist. After all, we are now in the era of fascism and corporate elitism, so I am nothing against all of that. All of this phony, shrieking, frenzied and hypocritical Christianity makes me want... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
Most everyone is in agreement: 2016 will be remembered as one of the most hideous of all years. We lost a long list of talented entertainers; we elected another not-so-talented entertainer to our highest public office; we experienced notable climate change incidents, including a frightening rise of Arctic temperatures; and,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
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Dec 28, 2016