Top 10: 2008 Year in Review

top10Thought I would repost  a highlight of some of the most popular posts of the year. All selections are based upon number of views. I found it interesting that half of this year’s Top 10 are Top 10 lists.

#10 Funny Facebook Message [posted 9 July]: Tonight I received on a message Facebook from one of my friends, EB. It is absolutely hilarious. EB. has given me permission to repost it here. Hope you enjoy it. More…

#9:  Top 10: Favorite Foods [posted 10 Feb]:  A listing of my favorite foods including Queso, Cherry and more. Even have a recipe for an easy Queso.  More …

#8: Top 10: ADHD Things [posted  26 Jan]: As, you probably have figured out if you have read my tagline I have ADHD. Life with ADHD can be interesting, at times challenging but mostly it is just normal. While talking with a friend I came up with the idea for writing a list of Top 10 ADHD Things. More …

#7: Florida Education Crisis [posted 26 June]: For the past several months the local news has been full of stories about budget issues in Florida. There has been a movement to reduce taxes in the state. Florida is one of the few states with no income tax. As a result of budget cuts all levels of education are suffering from elementary through college. The local school district is really hurting. We live in one of the lowest paying and poorest counties in the state. Part of the reason for this is that a large portion of the land in the county is owned by the University of Florida and is therefore tax exempt. The county school district has taken drastic measures to reduce expenses. All first and second year teachers have been pink slipped. Other proposed suggestions for reducing expenses include cutting art and music classes on the elementary level and reducing electives for secondary schools, reducing the number of media specialist (librarians) and reducing special education services. One of the most troubling propositions is to reduce the school week from 4 1/2 days to 4 days on the elementary level. The state of the education in Florida is disconcerting for many reasons. More …

#6: Top 10 Favorite Bands: [posted 23 Feb] My lists seem to be a popular feature.  This one features some of my favorite bands including Caedmon’s Call and Third Day.  More …

#5: Response to:  Teacher Encourages and Participates in Emotional Abuse of Autistic Student. [posted 31 May]: Well, I did it again my response to a post has grown into a post of its own.. This started out as a response to Elfninosmom’s piece about a Wendy Portillo, kindergarten teacher, at Morningside Elementary School in Port St. Lucie, Florida who encouraged her students to excommunicate 5 year-old Alex Barton from their classroom. This is my reaction to the incident and I am not discussing the details of the incident. I want to discuss my reaction from three perspectives. More …

#4: Movie Review: Fireproof [posted 29 Sept]: We saw Fireproof this weekend. Fireproof tells the story of firefighter Capt. Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron). At work Holt is a hero who rushes into burning buildings to save others and is committed to adage “never leave your partner behind”. However, things at home are quite different Holt’s marriage is in a tailspin. Holt and his wife Catherine (Erin Bethea) are in a state constant conflict and headed for divorce. More …

#3: God of This City [posted 20 Apr]:  Last weekend we attended Passion:Atlanta. I heard the song God of This City, title song on Passions new release. One thing I have always enjoyed is hearing the story behind a song. This song has an amazing story. The band Bluetree from Belfast wrote the song. They were on a mission trip in Thailand in a city that is the number 1 sex tourism destination in the world. It is a very dark place. There are 30,000 female prostitutes over the age of 18 this does not include male prostitutes or females under 18. The band met the owner of a bar, really it was a brothel who invited them to play in his establishment. They were told they could play as long as people were buying drinks. So the group with Bluetree went along and bought sodas for several hours. While the band was preforming this song came to them. More …

#2: Top 10: Must Read Books [posted 23 Apr]: I have written several things in the past about books today I have complied a list of my top 10 must read books. More …

#1: Top 10: Date Night Ideas [posted 25 Jan]: Complied with the Big Guy’s help this list contains 10 of our favorite date night ideas.  More …

3 comments

  1. David,

    I’m and not desperate or looking for sympathy.

    It is refugees from your broken city and state that flee anarchy, crime and opinionated bullies like yourself that have contributed greatly the Florida’s educational crises.

    This is your only warning do not violate my comment policy. Critical comments are allowed but personal attacks will not be tolerated.

  2. AK,

    That is right. He was warned & his last comment was deleted because he didn’t get it.

    Hey check out the posting for Friday. I think the cloud I captured is pretty cool.

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