Thursday, October 2, 2014

I AM SANTA CLAUS World Premiere in Hollywood!

HO! HO! HOLLYWOOD! The Hollywood Film Festival will feature the world premiere of our merry movie, I Am Santa Claus! I truly hope that all of my family and friends in LA will make it a point to attend this special screening on Sunday, October 19th at 4:30pm at Arclight Cinemas Hollywood


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MISS RAZZ IS MY HERO!

The school year is here. I think it's important for every teacher to start the year with personal goals, not just for their students, but for themselves as well. As a teacher, my goal has remained the same for the past 3 years. Perhaps, it will be the same goal until I retire. My goal as a teacher is to impact the lives of my students in the same way that my fiance does. Annie Marie Raczko has a gift. She is the most incredible and inspirational educator I have ever seen! I am amazed by her on a daily basis, but it is truly a treat when I have the opportunity to see the love of my life doing what she does best... teach. She touches the lives of her students in such a profound way that they will always remember the name "Ms. Razz" and never forget the positive impact that she had on them. Annie's students genuinely love her and appreciate her for all that she does for them, and she loves and appreciates them right back. It is truly remarkable. Any teacher should aspire to be a teacher like Annie Raczko. I know that I do. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

ANNIE RACZKO IS MY WORLD!

"The world is always in movement." -V. S. Naipaul

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 18th is Nelson Mandela Day!


July 18th is known around the world as Nelson Mandela Day. It is a day that celebrates one of the greatest world leaders that ever lived. In honor of his life and legacy, people are asked to commit 67 minutes of their time to community service. That is one minute for every year of service and leadership that Mandela gave during his life. And hour and seven minutes is not a lot of time. Do your part and give back to your community. Make a difference. 



Sunday, June 15, 2014

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO THE OLD DADS, THE NEW DADS, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY THE TRUE DADS! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

VICTORY

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

RIP The Ultimate Warrior.


As a kid, I watched the WWF, and there was never any question as to who was my favorite pro wrestler. I was never a Hulk Hogan or Macho Man guy. I was a hardcore fan of the greatest that ever lived, The Ultimate Warrior. As I got older, I stopped watching the sport, but when he was inducted into theWWE Hall of Fame this past weekend, I remember feeling extremely happy and proud of him. As I just learned of his passing, I am filled with great sadness. Ultimately, it was not his time to go. There will never be another pro wrestler with his talent, passion, and enthusiasm. RIP Ultimate Warrior.



Monday, March 31, 2014

RIP Jim. In his name, I ask you to live as he did... WholeHARTedly.


James Hart was a searcher. He was a lover of life and made the world come alive. He was an inspiration to me and countless others. His last name, Hart, could not have been more perfect, because he loved everyone he knew and everything he did with such passion and conviction. He truly had a heart of gold. It breaks my heart to know that he has left us, but I know that his journey has led him to the greatest destination any searcher can aspire to reach. My thoughts and prayers are with his dear family and all of his friends from Jersey and around the world. I love you, brother. Rest in peace.




“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” -Jack Kerouac

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

AUGUSTUS!

Augustus is the real deal! I'm not surprised. From Nirvana to E-Town Concrete, my boy M Marino has always had stellar taste in music. Now, he's influencing others by making stellar music of his own. The awesome influences mentioned and others can be heard in each bold track of the blistering new album, ”Mark Of The Legion”. You need to hear it to believe it. The hype is real. Check it out! https://augustus716.bandcamp.com/

Monday, January 27, 2014

NOW THAT'S PUNNY!


• I tried to catch some fog. I mist.

• When chemists die, they barium.

• German sausage jokes are the Wurst.

• A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

• I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.

• I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

• This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met herbivore.

• I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I can’t put it down.

• I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

• They told me I had type A blood, but it was a type-O.

• This dyslexic man walks into a bra ….

• I didn’t like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

• A cross-eyed teacher lost her job because she couldn’t control her pupils.

• When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.

• What does a clock do when it’s hungry? It goes back four seconds

• Broken pencils are pointless.

• What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus .

• England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .

• I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.

• I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx .

• All the toilets in Boston police stations have been stolen; police say they have nothing to go on.

• I took the job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

• Velcro - what a rip off!

• Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

"The Importance of Goal Setting" by Zig Ziglar


"If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want."
Zig Ziglar
 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

SULI BREAKS!

"WE WILL NOT LET EXAM RESULTS DECIDE OUR FATE." -Suli Breaks


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Ima have to let spoken word do what it does best,
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and let it speak for itself. Brand new Suli Breaks!!
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Right now,
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there is a kid finishing parents evening in a heated discussion with his mother.
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Saying:
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"Why does he have subject subjects he will never ever use in his life?"
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And she will look at him blank eyed
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stifle a sigh think for a second And then lie
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She'll say something along the lines of,
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"You know to get a good job you need a good degree and these subjects help you get a degree
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,we never had this opportunity when i was younger"
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and he will reply.
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but "You were young a long time ago weren't you mum?"
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and she won't respond although what he implies makes perfect sense that societies needs
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would have changed since she was 16.
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But she will ignore him grip his hand more sternly and drag him to the car.
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What she doesn't know,
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is that,she didn't ignore him just to shut him up
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She didn't lie because they are just returning him from parents evening
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And an argument in the hallway would look bad on her resume.
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She won't lie because she had just spent the last hour
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convincing a stern face teacher that she ensure that her child studies more
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at home.
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NO! She will lie simply, because she does
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know any better herself. Although all her adult life she has never used or applied,
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Pythagoras Therom, Pathetic Fallacy, And still does not know, the value of "X"
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She will rely society to tells her child who has one of the sharpest minds in the school,
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is unfocused, hyperactive easily distracted and wayward.
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Students!
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How many equations, subjects, dates did you memorise just before an exam
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never to use again
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How many "A" grades did you get,
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which were never aksed for when applying for a job?
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How many times have you remembered something 5 mins after the teacher has said "Stop writing"
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Only to
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receive your results a month later to realise that you were only
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1 mark short of the top grade?
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Does that mean remembering 5 mins earlier would have made you more qualified
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for a particular job? Well, on an application form it would have.
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We all
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different ability,thought processes,experiences
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and genes So why is a class full of individuals
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tested by the same means? That means Cherrelle thinks she's dumb,because she couldn't do a couple sums,
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And if this issue is not addressed properly
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It then becomes a self fulfilling prophecy!
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Then every school has the audacity to have policy on equality!
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"Huh" the irony!!
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Exams are society's methods of telling you what your worth
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But, you can't let society can't tell you what you are. Because this is the same society,
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that tells you, that abortion is wrong, but then looks down on teenage parents!
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The same society, thats sells products to promote natural hair, looks and smooth complexion
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with the model on the box, half photoshopped, has fake lashes and hair extensions. With pastors
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that preach charity, but own private jets. Imams that preach against greed, but are all fat.
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Parents that say they want "educated kids" bit constantly marvel at how rich Richard Branson is.
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Governments, that preach peace, but endorse war. That say
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they believe so much in the importance of higher education and further learning
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and then why increase tuition fees every single year?!?
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I believed Miss Jeffersoon when she took me into the office said that my exams would be
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imperative to my success.
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Because we were taught to always follow when Miss Jefferson Led.
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Then I took Jefferson out of the equation,
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learnt to think for myself
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I realized, we were always taught to follow when misled.
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"Huh" the irony.
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Test us with tests, But the finals are never final,
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because they never prepare us for the biggest test which is survival!
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And what I suggest is fairly outlandish I don't except everyone to understand this.
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Except for the kid that knows what it feels like to be Worth no more
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Worth no more than that D or that A That you receive on results day. The ones whose best stories
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Where never good enough for your English teacher. Because apparently you missed out
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key literal techniques Did not follow the class plan,
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And the language was too "informal" for
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him to understand. But then he'd reference Hamlet, Macbeth
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And you'd fight the urge to express your contempt
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by partially clenching your fist with only your medius finger left protruding in the
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middle of your hand,
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And asking if he was aware that Shakespeare was known as the innovator of slang.
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Or the kid at the back of the class who thinks,
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Why I'm a studying something that doesn't fuel my drive?
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But when confronted with a maths problem his eyes come alive!!
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So this one is for my generation The ones that found what they were looking for on Google
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the ones who followed their dreams on Twitter, pictured their future on Instagram,
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accepted destiny on Facebook.This ones for my "failures" and "dropouts"
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For my unemployed graduates. My shop assistants, cleaners and cashiers with bigger dreams!!
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My world changers and dream chasers!!
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Because purpose of "Why I hate school, but love education" was not
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to initiate a world wide debate,
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but to let them know that whether 72
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or 88
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44 or 68.
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We will not let an exam results decide our fate. Peace