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Top 10 Facts They Don’t Tell You About Halloween

Ten facts they don’t tell children about Halloween. [...]

Undead Meditation

I have been boarded up in the basement of my home for 4 days straight now. I’ve been eating nothing but Ramen noodles and Cheezits, and drinking condensation on the pipes in this dark hole. The advertisers await outside, moaning, looking for a way in.

One calls out to me, telling me that if I [...]

If Connection is a Must for Learning, then Let’s Burn the Austen Books and Shakespeare Plays

Michael Caulfield writes as one of many “connectivist” advocates in education who place a high priority on the formation of social bonds in the classrom — what are often called “personal learning networks.” The amount and duration of connection in a class is seen as the indicator of its success. Caulfield uses connectivist ideas to [...]

International Bacon Day Offers A Thinly Sliced Pig’s Belly Of A Holiday

According to the Bacon Today web site, which promises readers daily news about bacon, yesterday was International Bacon Day. There were few observances of the holiday that were not directly coordinated by corporate bacon interests, however.

There was a Bacon Festival in San Jose, California, but the event was a disaster. Event organizers Moveable [...]

A Model For Identity Negotiation Over Time

Reading through a journal article, looking for insights into the relationship between individual and social identity, I came across the following model:

Is this how you perform identity negotiation over time?

What I do is kinda different:

Step 1: I try to figure out who the heck I am, and how that compares to [...]

Dragons Are The New Vegetables, Soap Reveals

Dragons are not the flying reptiles people have long assumed them to be. [...]

Pasta Alert

Warning: Freshly cooked pasta is slippery!

Shorelines

Proposal: What most fascinates us most is not the open sea or inland territory, but the shore where the two of them meet.

Barack Obama’s Social Security Number Proves That He’s A Connecticutist!

These explanations are all too simple. They warn us not to lose track of the possibility that we may now have a President of the United States who was born in Connecticut. [...]

Flag “Defenders”: Is this a Desecration?

This morning, while breaking up camp on Mount Desert Island, I noticed that someone had placed a small polyester American flag next to a water spigot. In the course of regular use, the water spigot had hit the soil, kicked up some of that soil, and in the process placed dirt on the American flag. [...]

The Geographical Relativity Of Congressman Doug Collins

Yesterday saw a rare warping in the physical dimensions of space, when U.S. Representative Doug Collins rose to give a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. The speech was entitled, “We’re Not In Kansas Anymore, Toto”. Learned readers will already know that the House of Representatives is in Washington D.C., not in [...]