February 2011

Keep Shining – Together We Are Fireworks

February 28, 2011

Commercial radio is often full of songs that don’t have much substance to them. The lyrics often seem empty or hollow. Artits are quick to make catchy sounding records that have very little to offer other than a nice beat and an infectious [Keep Reading]

How to Find Time to Write (Guest Post)

February 24, 2011

How do fiction writers find time to write? When looking over their daily schedules, it often seems like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Even with a busy schedule, writers can always find small bits of time to craft that fabulous [Keep Reading]

1000th Post Celebration

February 23, 2011

I hereby declare this Silent Cacophony Day!  Let’s observe this day as an international holiday. Why? Because today marks a milestone here for this blog. This is my 1000th post. It’s exciting to have reached this many posts in four [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip – Get Organized

February 22, 2011

One thing I have learned from all my years of teaching is that it pays to be prepared. Believe it or not, I wasn’t always this organized. I always made sure that I photocopied any material or worksheets I needed well ahead of time. However, on [Keep Reading]

Gnomeo is a Gno-gno (I mean No-no)

February 17, 2011

When I first heard about this film, I was completely repulsed by the idea. Romeo and Juliet retold with a bunch of garden gnomes. Wait, it’s a animated film for children? The ending has been sanitized too? The star-crossed lover’s [Keep Reading]

Best Math Ever

February 14, 2011

One love is less than three. Okay, I don’t really know what that means mathematically, but it’s still cute for Valentine’s Day. And it made my girlfriend smile last week when I sent her that text message. Hope you have a good [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads – The Shack

February 10, 2011

Cover of The Shack The Shack is the debut novel from William P. Young and the latest book to end up on My Recommended Reads list. Like many of the books on the list, I discovered it quite randomly at the public library and was completely blown away [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip: Multi-Syllable Rhymes

February 8, 2011

Image via Wikipedia When people think of poets, they don’t often think of rappers, but Eminem gets a lot of attention for how he puts his words together. People who don’t even like rap, admire him for his skill. I know what you are [Keep Reading]
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