Stop, Breathe, & Question - Hey. Remember a couple months ago when I got on the kick about wrestling my brain from algorithms and echo chambers? I fell off the wagon. I eased back int...
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|Rank||Neighborhood||Violent Crime Rate|
|My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here|
(in one year)
|25||(S Indiana Ave / E 60th St)||65.77||1 in 15|
|24||(E Apache St / N Quaker Ave)||66.88||1 in 15|
|23||(Saint Paul Ave / Walnut St)||67.26||1 in 15|
|22||(Cass Ave / N 9th St)||67.75||1 in 15|
|21||(E Broadway St / Stuart Ave)||68.9||1 in 15|
|20||(North Indianapolis)||69.02||1 in 14|
|19||(Chambers St / Stonegate Dr)||70.05||1 in 14|
|18||(8th Ave S / Wedgewood Ave)||70.59||1 in 14|
|17||(N Meridian St / E 34th St)||72.71||1 in 14|
|16||(S Ashland Ave / W 76th St)||73.05||1 in 14|
|15||(Sauer St / Mcgowen St)||75.89||1 in 13|
|14||(Kishwaukee St / Grove St)||77.6||1 in 13|
|13||(S Homan Ave / W Roosevelt Rd)||80.17||1 in 12|
|12||(Delmar Blvd / N Euclid Ave)||82.76||1 in 12|
|12||(E Eh Crump Blvd / S 4th St)||82.91||1 in 12|
|10||(E Holland Ave / E Genesee Ave)||85.64||1 in 12|
|9||(Hopkins St SE / Adair Ave SE)||86.14||1 in 12|
|8||(Woodside)||86.38||1 in 12|
|7||(Wyoming St / Orangelawn St)||90.82||1 in 11|
|6||(Scott St / Wilmington St)||91.27||1 in 11|
|5||(Washington Heights)||96.55||1 in 10|
|4||(S Halsted St / W 77th St)||116.56||1 in 9|
|3||(Gratiot Ave / Rosemary)||123.93||1 in 8|
|2||(Mack Ave / Helen St)||145.29||1 in 7|
|1||(W Chicago / Livernois Ave)||149.48||1 in 7|
Connect the dots, also known as dot to dot or join the dots is a form of puzzle containing a sequence of numbered dots. When a line is drawn connecting the dots the outline of an object is revealed. The puzzles frequently contain simple line art to enhance the image created or to assist in rendering a complex section of the image. Connect the dots puzzles are generally created for children. The use of numbers can be replaced with letters or other symbols.All of the tasks listed in my opening question and so many others connect to the discipline that our children will need to succeed in their present and adult lives. The correct discipline and habits developed by learning how to do something first correct and then well are habits and skills that will transfer later in life to school and career work habits. A child who learns how to discipline him/herself at an early age to strive for excellence in even the most mundane tasks is setting him/herself up to be school and career ready. Let's take a look at some possible connections and I am sure you will come up with some of your own.
In adult discourse the phrase "connect the dots" can be used as a metaphor to illustrate an ability (or inability) to associate one idea with another, to find the "big picture", or salient feature, in a mass of data. Reuven Feuerstein features the connection of dots as the first tool in his cognitive development program.
1. pantsing What many high school students will do to fellow classmates if they decide to wear sweatpants. It is far to easy to catch the wearer of the sweatpants off-guard and pull their sweats down. Any other form of clothing on the bottom is not to be messed with.....only sweatpants. Poor girl decided to wear her sweats today; she's probably going to get......oh, and the pantsing begins.When are we going to say "ENOUGH?" When are we going to put an end to the madness? How much lower can we go? In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Our lives are ending; haven't we been silent long enough? Something to critically think about. I welcome your commentary in the comment section of the blog and invite you to listen to The Critical Thinker live each Saturday morning beginning at 6 a.m. ET on gobrave.org. Follow on Twitter @thinkcritical01.
2. pantsing a. to forcefully remove another person pants as a form of embarrassment. b. same as above except for sexual gratification.
3. pantsing The act or practice of pulling someone's pants down. The Seniors and I went pantsing today. The Freshmen never had a chance.
4. pantsing To yank someone else's pants down. Usually done in a humorous fashion. Also reffered to as pantsed. "Dude, did you see when Mark pantsed Tom? That was hilarious!" "Jack got expelled for pantsing the principal."
5. pantsing The act of someone pulling down another person's pants exposing their boxers/ briefs Today Bill and I made a plan for pantsing John. We did it in gym when he was sagging showing his orange briefs. He was so embarrassed!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”Happily being referred to as a bitch is "playing small" in my way of thinking. As an educator, I sadly see children attempting to spell "bitch" in their attempts at graffiti spelling it "bicth." I will actually walk upon a wall with "bicth" either marked or spray painted on it. This is sad on multiple counts as you have a young child who first of all cannot spell (bitch is not the only word he/she is misspelling), and secondly he/she is attempting to use the word in a derogatory manner. Where do you think a five or six year old learns this vocabulary? Ironically enough, I have asked my young perpetrators when I catch them, what does the word bitch mean, and needless to say they could not give me any of the definitions shown above. Most of the time the answer is "I don't know." I usually give the child a lesson on the definition, a spelling lesson and why it's inappropriate for a five or six year old to be using such language. I even explain to them that it is inappropriate for grown ups to be using it out of context. After our little conversation which is analogous to an old fashioned washing out of the mouth with soap (no, we cannot physically do that) from days of yore, the child has a better appreciation for the meaning of the word and its use. I wish I could say the same for our adults who wantonly use the word both verbally and in writing (T-shirts, social media posts, lyrics, scripts, etc. etc. etc.).