Category Archives: reading

From Some Recent Readings

Part of my morning rhythm is reading. I keep a book, usually non-fiction, on the end table near my living room chair, and after I’ve taken the dog out briefly, I sit and sip some coffee while reading. Recently, I … Continue reading

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Rivers, Bubbles, and Streams of Literary Echoes

I have always loved The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder, even citing it sometimes as the one book I would select for a desert isle book due to the way it encompasses multiple books and stories. Add in the richness … Continue reading

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Friday Freebies!

Wondering what to do this weekend? Well, here’s a few free resources to keep you busy, from children’s literature to music to learning, this list of links should provide plenty of fodder for any weekend mind wonder-wanderings. Literature & Music … Continue reading

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Free Stuff

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Sure, there are some give-aways you wish you had never gotten and unsolicited junk mail samples galore. But there are indeed genuine free resources out there, and here’s a list of a few of them. Let’s … Continue reading

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Blocked on Blogging? Read About Writing

As long as I’m blocked on blogging (and no, I don’t want to talk about it), maybe it’s time to list some writing-related links I’ve been saving for just before National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts on November 1. No doubt I’ll … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Lone Wolf Conspirator

Shhh — I snuck books into my high school library. Don’t tell anybody. I was reminded of my one-man “conspiracy” when I read that the final run of hard copy library catalog cards was printed last Thursday — the end of … Continue reading

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When Once is Not Enough: Books to Re-read

The Japanese have a word for unread books — tsunduko. I wonder if they have another word for the stack of books you intend to re-read? Mind you, there are plenty enough books in the world I still need to … Continue reading

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Censored: “Poem of the Year”

Confession time: I wrote poetry in high school — a lot of poetry. Was it any good? Again, I repeat, it was high school poetry, so I’m not going to say it was good. Mine was good enough to be … Continue reading

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A Few (309) Items for Your Weekend

A small collection of lists for your amusement and/or enlightenment: 12 Books that will Lift you Up We all get down — here’s some specific suggestions for uplifting reading material. 20 real things I wish someone had told me when … Continue reading

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Unbundling — and Re-Bundling — Learning

One of the SXSWedu sessions I sketchnoted was “Here Comes Prof. Everybody” and one of the phrases that caught my attention described how developments such as Coursera and Fedora promote the “unbundling of teaching.” Technology now allows teachers to  reach … Continue reading

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