A gentle reminder ...

The goal of this blog initially was for Mr. Mc to show his students and friends what he doing while in Pennsylvania and DC in 2011. Now it's being used as a place for him, travelling colleagues and former students to discuss edumacation and history related "stuff" as well as ... well, anything which pops into his head. Mr. Mc would never knowingly embarrass either the school he loves or the family he is devoted to. By joining in the discussion, he expects the same of you.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

24 hours and counting...!

Its been a while since I've posted but, beyond the reading for the Presidential Academy, moving classrooms and driving boys to classes, scouts, swimming, library, church, Orange Leaf, ... well, you get the idea.
Last night we dropped Spencer off for his mission trip and this morning Maggie and Max left for their scout trip. Its my 'free day' and I decided to go work in my new classroom before I head out to, hopefully, meet up with older kids and finish packing.
As I pack up books to for my trek east, I've been wrestling with some of the reading. A week after the Fourth of July, I'll be in the building in which it was debated. I wish I could describe how excited I am for that.
About ten days ago, I watched a movie discussed in one of the books and I can't get it out of my mind. Its titled, CSA:Confederate States of America. It is a 'mockumentary' by an African American professor from KU with the premise: what if the South had won? It is one of the most unflinching movies I've watched in a long time. It is funny and offensive and thought-provoking all at the same time and it has been one of the voices in my head as I've finished my readings. I found the movie trailer for it on youtube and want to link it but I'm worried that people will see it and misunderstand. Today, I'm letting discretion be the better part of valor (read that as cowardly)-I'm might link it later in my travels.

We always suspected Lincoln was both a skater and a vampire killer!

This is a photo of the statue on top of the Kansas Statehouse! I wanted to give a little to the state I'll be away from for the next month. I am proud to be both a Wichitan and Kansan.
(I didn't take this one, my skills as a photographer do not extend that far, but I love this picture ... when I figure who took it, I will properly credit them.)


  1. Wishing you a wonderful trip! You will learn so much - I can't wait to hear about it!

  2. Fantastic picture, and can I say that I think we have one of the greatest state mottos. Have a great time in Philly!!!