Silent Cacophony is a sounding board for Chase March. Here you will find his podcast, book reviews, skatepark tours, teaching-related articles and resources, and much more. Please use the buttons on the home page to navigate to the topics that interest you.

  • ‘Tis the Season

    I am in the process of writing a novel. The working title is 4 Wheels and a Piece of Maple. I thought I was nearly done it when I had an idea on how to format it last night. I looked back at the 150 pages I had written and came to an epiphany. It […]

  • You Can’t Do Anything You Want

    We always tell our youth that they can do anything, that they can become anything they want to. Is this the right message to give them? It is a lie. We can’t do anything we want. I know from experience. I have failed at a lot of things that I have wanted to do. It […]

  • Taking Back Words

    There is power in taking back words. Words are probably the most powerful weapon in our disposable. There are all sorts of clichés and saying to attest to this fact. The pen is mightier than the sword, is one that I am sure we have all heard. If you can take a word that has […]

  • The N-Word

    Words hurt. It’s true. The power of words is something that we often don’t stop to think about. As kids, we used to say things like “sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.” As adults, and even as kids, I think we have always known that words do hurt. […]

  • Who Am I?

    Who am I? I don’t know how to answer this question. It seems like I have gone through a few different versions of myself in my relatively short life span. If I had to write a resume that told the world exactly who I was, I don’t think I could do it. Come to think […]

  • Why I Write This and How

    I am really enjoying writing this blog and posting entries. My goal is to write entries every day and to take the weekends off. I will try to keep that schedule up if I can. I apologize for not getting an entry up yesterday. I don’t have the Internet at home. I don’t think I […]

  • Save Net Radio

    The future of Internet radio is in danger. I am not sure what I can do to save it, except announce why I value Internet radio and ask you to join me in my support of the “Internet Radio Equality Act,” introduced by Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Don Manzullo (R-Ill.). I tried to put […]

  • Words Spoken are not Premeditated

    Have you ever been surprised by what you said? Of course—but that would be impossible if you knew in advance what you were going to say.This is a small quotation from Robert J. Sawyer’s Mindscan. I must say that I am really enjoying this book. It certainly has me thinking about a lot of things. […]

  • Intensity

    A friend told me today that I can be intense and that it sometimes seems like I put across a “my way or the highway” attitude. As soon as he said it, I could see where he was coming from. I am intense. I do like things my way but I don’t play the “my […]

  • How Can Words Be Property?

    I just can’t put down this book by Robert J. Sawyer. Mindscan is a great read that actually touches on some interesting issues concerned with the act of writing. It is an entertaining book and fun to read but it keeps giving me things to think about. Today, it has me thinking about copyright issues […]