Presidential Records Act, or Why They’re Not His Letters

A Whackadoodle mini civics lesson about why America has a Presidential Records Acts and a Freedom of Information Act, as well as a link to FOIA where every citizen can request government documents. “What’s up with the Presidential Records Act?” she asked me out of the blue. “What do you mean, ‘What’s up’ with the … Read more

Court Reform: Or Why Do Nine People Hold So Much Power?

A Whackadoodle discussion about the Supreme Court, Court Reform, Dark Money, and whether or not people like you are interested, including links to Senator Whitehouse of Rhode Island’s eighteen floor speeches regarding the need for change. “I still don’t understand why you want to post a bunch of speeches given on the Senate floor on … Read more

What Does Whackadoodle Mean?

A Whackadoodle discussion in which my student and I examine both the connotative and the denotative meanings of the word Whackadoodle, in order to answer the question, “What does Whackadoodle mean? by Lynn Marie Sager “I think that I would have liked your brother,” she told me shyly. We had just finished reading a lesson … Read more

Why do some people irritate, while others become friends?

This two-question personality test may hold an answer. I would like to share a wonderful tool for understanding why you instantly bond with some people; while at the same time, some people seem born to irritate you.   Not everyone is like you. Not everyone wants the same things you want. Psychologists have identified four distinct … Read more

Fighting Prejudice in a Whackadoodle World

A Whackadoodle discussion on fighting prejudice, being woke, and learning how to persuade, including four practical suggestions for fighting prejudice. By Lynn Marie Sager “I am sick and tired of all those white folks out there giving us white folks a bad name,” I told her. “What the heck are you talking about?” “I am … Read more