This photo is not from my house--it was on Pinterest. There are people in my life who would look at a picture like the one above and start grinning, and tell you which gun is what and what the clip capacity is, how easy to clean and maintain, etc. I know at least one who … Continue reading #057–What’s happened to the value of life in America?
I refuse to watch most cable news programming. But living where I live, I can't help hearing them once in a while. Last night I was making tea and caught a few minutes of whatever-her-name is and Vicente Fox on a certain network, and it just annoyed the hell out of me. I’m at the … Continue reading #054–Why do guests whose political views differ from their hosts on cable “news” shows even bother to show up?
My Copy: 9780199267170 If you're wondering where the hell Henry VI, Part I went as a review, I haven't done it yet. When tackling this reading-and-reviewing Shakespeare thing, I had a tough job to do. I was initially going to try and get the plays reviewed in chronological order by historical event. However, with the myriad … Continue reading “Henry VI, Part II,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare.
My Copy: 9781556528293 (image from amazon.com) I'm trying to remember exactly why I bought this book, but I think it was to help me out when I was starting out as a tour guide and teaching. I have a loud voice, annoyingly loud to me most of the time, but I don't have much strength … Continue reading The Voice Book: Caring For, Protecting, & Improving Your Voice by Kate DeVore & Starr Cookman
My copy: 9781435108387 (image from abebooks.com) This particular work has sat on my shelf since I took my last Antebellum South class in school, but I hadn't had the chance to read it yet. I find it more spiritual than other runaway-slave narratives, and it's relatively short. You'd have to be from another planet (or … Continue reading Truth Stranger than Fiction: Father Henson’s Story of His Own Life, by Josiah Henson
(Image from theconversation.com) I am one of those people. I am a true crime book reader, and a fan of movies, miniseries, documentaries, and t.v. shows about true crime. I find myself watching, fascinated, by what's going on, or what happened in a particular case. It's not about a fascination with the killer exactly; it's … Continue reading #046–How much would the conversation change if the media focused on the victims instead of the killers?
Okay, my gym membership is running out and I can't afford to keep it. My Kickboxing is up in February and I can't afford to keep that. And thanks to my crazy work schedule the past two months, either too many hours or at all the worst times for the gym, I've gained quite a … Continue reading To buy or not to buy a cardio machine for the home…
I’m not usually a re-blogger, but there seem to be quite a few good ones this week…and I can see the people described very clearly in these words in my own past and present…and the new generation coming up. Hope we can let civility reign again, and learn how to deal with disappointment
“War is what happens when language fails.”
— Margaret Atwood
We all fight with someone, even the people we love the most. We fought all the time, nearly daily for some, but it’s rare we reach for physical violence to get our point across. It is common to reach for emotional savagery at the slightest threat to our self-image, our way of thinking, or our sense of control. Real or perceived we are quick to hate, to degrade, and to cut off people around us for the smallest transgression because we have lost the ability to really tell one another how we feel, and to really listen to the feelings of another.
We’ve all utilized violence at some point on siblings or schoolmates. Some have hit their children or had to fight a stranger. Worse are those who have struck a spouse, a parent, an animal. I’ve seen it all and done…
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My inner Geography-teacher really wishes I knew more about GIS technology and how to do it myself. But I hope these projects get a lot of info out there. I couldn't help but pass along this one. Great information for the having. Source: Mapping Racism And Assessing the Success of the Digital Humanities Original post … Continue reading Cross-post: Mapping Racism And Assessing the Success of the Digital Humanities
My Copy: 9780374500016 (image from amazon.com) I've read this thin book several times, but I can't help still taking more than a day to read it. I let the language of the new translation soak in a bit. The style is unique in short memoirs, and you're basically right there with Mr. Wiesel as he … Continue reading Night, by Elie Wiesel