Yearly Archives: 2010


December 31, 2010 Comments Off on Reflections

So, it’s the end of another year, and I haven’t posted in a while,so there are at least two reasons to have this post today.  This year has seen a lot of changes, not only in personal life, but professionally ... Read More »


November 7, 2010 Comments Off on NaaaaaNoWriMo

In my head, that sounds like “Oklahoma” from the musical of the same name… anyways. Once more into the breach, dear friends. This year, as in 2006, I started with a first line and a character draft. The big difference ... Read More »

Good news, everybody!

October 19, 2010 Comments Off on Good news, everybody!

I’m not dead, just busy.  Thought y’all should know&# Read More »

Mini Book Review: Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness

August 6, 2010 Comments Off on Mini Book Review: Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness

After having Patrick Ness‘ books recommended to me by the fine folks at io9, I went to the library and picked up a copy of The Knife of Never Letting Go, the first book of the Chaos Walking trilogy.  And, ... Read More »

Star Wars funnies

August 4, 2010 Comments Off on Star Wars funnies

I didn’t see these when they went up back in May, so I thought I’d share them here… hilarious! A New Hope: Empire Strikes Back: Return of the Jedi: Enjoy! Read More »

So True!

July 30, 2010 Comments Off on So True!

via This is hilariously (and tragically) true not only of too many university websites, but schools in general. Forutnately, since I have a hand in my school’s web presence, I can avoid some of these… Posted by Ian via ... Read More »

Small-screen sci-fi

July 4, 2010 Comments Off on Small-screen sci-fi

Many SF TV shows have gotten the big-screen treatment in the last few years, as studios attempt to capitalize on the built-in audience that a previously existing property has. This is nothing new… Star Trek: The Motion picture is over ... Read More »

SBG: An epiphany

SBG: An epiphany
July 4, 2010 6 Comments »

So I’ll be the first to admit that because of my wide variety of classes taught, my marking has been somewhat schizophrenic.  I don’t generally mark the same way in CPT as I do in History, French or Science, and ... Read More »

Friday Fundeism

June 18, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Fundeism

Fideism (n): doctrine that knowledge depends on faith over reason.  Fundeism (n): doctrine that places amusement above all.  This will be my last Fun Friday update for this school year – they’ll pick up again in the fall, time permitting.  ... Read More »

Funraminated Friday

June 11, 2010 1 Comment »

Foraminated (adj): perforated or pierced with small holes.  Funraminated (adj): shot through with comedy.  Here are this week’s links: Language: Language apps (1, 2, 3) – In this three-part post, Mrs. Jones, a second-language teacher from Britain, looks at iPod ... Read More »

Eight years old

June 11, 2010 Comments Off on Eight years old

When I started this blog in 2002, it was with the intention of it becoming a repository of links to stories I was interested in.  It has evolved over the past eight years to become that and much else.  While ... Read More »

Friday Funcimeter

June 4, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Funcimeter

Focimeter (n): instrument for measuring focal length of a lens.  Funcimeter (n): instrument for delivering amusement to your eyeballs.  Here are this week’s links: Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon resources – A teacher lists sites with updates on the BP oil ... Read More »