Friday, December 28

Great Teacher, Greater Message

Haven't posted anything in a while then I came across this.

It starts out as this wonderful story about this High School physics teacher who does great demonstrations and interactive lessons with his class (they show a few and they are awesome) but then shifts into this really incredible lesson/message he gives all of his students. It is quite the beautiful message and well worth watching.

Peace & Love,
 - sf
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Monday, December 24

You GOTTA Try My Sweet & Spicy Nuts

These are the best candied nuts ever.


1 lb bag unsalted roasted mixed nuts (Trader Joe's makes a good one)
3 tablespoons salted butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons of honey or agave nectar
3 stalks fresh rosemary leaves, cut fine
1 stalk fresh rosemary (whole)

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 F.
  2. Add butter to a large saute pan and melt.
  3. Add dry ingredients and honey/agave, stir and add the nuts.
  4. Stir for 10-12 minutes over medium/low heat. Watch the heat as sugar can burn; you can always finish cooking in the oven.
  5. Remove from saute pan and spread on a cookie sheet. Bake at 250 F for about 10 minutes to reduce oils and then leave out to cool.
  6. Once cool, store in a large ziplock and add another large sprig of rosemary (whole) to add to the aroma.

Thursday, December 13

Snapchat: A Parent's Worst Nightmare

Hi y'all.

Introducing Snapchat, this adorable little app that lets you take pictures and send them to your friends who can view them for only a few seconds and then the pictures vanish. POOF!

Now, as an adult, I understand that "vanish"ing on the Interwebs is a relative term. That shits stored somewhere, right? We all know it is. But I teach and mold the minds of youths. Who have no fucking clue where the internet came from and how to use it for anything besides sex and illegal music.

Snapchat has become my personal hell. And if I was the proud owner of a Sex Trophy (aka, my own child) I would toss their phone out the window at this point. Basically all of my students either use Snapchat to take pictures of goofy faces they make and send them to friends. But more likely than not, they take pictures of theirs or others junk and send it and then the pictures "vanish." Its become a competition to see who can snap a photo of balls quicker and send it to their friends - who get the picture, open it for 1-6 seconds, shout "GROSS! What was that!?", and then put their phone away. DURING CLASS. IN THE HALLWAY. AT HOME. WHILE DRIVING.

Truly, its become the new come-on for girls to send dudes pictures of their tits under their shirts during class.
Attention all Dudes: When/If you have a daughter, remember to tell her that she's incredible and pretty and that you love her very much so we don't end up with shit like that photo above.

In other news, there's CinemaGram, an app that lets you animate photos is wicked cool ways. I actually love this one.

Good luck out there,

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