Forget which nation is most powerful or who will dominate during March Madness; the real debate lives on:
A few weeks ago I told my middle school students that Pepsi is better than Coke, and then I teasingly added that they couldn't bring Coke into my classroom. They frequently see me down Pepsi during class and are amused by my anti-Coke feelings. So, it was a fun surprise to walk into class after our break tonight and find the above arrangement. I got a kick out of their efforts to humor me and appreciated their remembering the advice I offered on the first day of class: it's usually a good idea to make your teacher laugh whenever possible.