Theme by Elimination

To name this blog, I had to go through scores of iterations of names that related distantly to the theme I hope to embed in this blog. (Must be a hell of a lot of bloggers out there.)

I was fortunate enough to hit on one related to my theme of, not necessarily education reform, but education improvement, that was suggested by a fictional character I enjoy reading about — Repairman Jack, an invention of F. Paul Wilson. Jack, a non-descript guy who lives off the grid, fixes things for money or a future favor.

I live in the real world and offer ideas for free, or in hopes of hearing some critical feedback. Jack keeps score. I do not. Jack has style. Direct and to the point. Sometimes I’ll write that way, and sometimes I’ll meander.

While getting a grip on my own thinking, maybe you’ll get a grip on your’s as well. Maybe we can both make some repairs to public education as we move along.

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One thought on “Theme by Elimination

  1. In case this blog is long-lived, I wanted a suitable name for it. Maybe my intuition was working harder for than I realized.

    From Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition:

    Repair

    intransitive verb:
    1 a : to betake oneself : GO *repaired to the judge’s chambers* b : to come together : RALLY

    transitive verb
    1 a : to restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken : FIX *repair a shoe* b : to restore to a sound or healthy state : RENEW *repair his strength*
    2 : to make good : compensate for : REMEDY *repair a gap in my reading*

    I like the part about coming together — for a beer and some conversation, or here on the net.

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