October 2007

Commonplace Book # 7

October 30, 2007

“All kinds of prison, and I’m stuck in the worst: the prison of doubt” – Twice in a Lifetime. TV episode. Twice in a Lifetime is a hard show to explain. It is a feel-good show that gives people a second chance at their life. A character [Keep Reading]

Canadian T.V. is not an Oxymoron!

October 29, 2007

I know many people who dismiss any television show simply because it is a Canadian production. These people will make negatives comments and say that a show sucks even without seeing a single moment of it. I can’t really understand this way of [Keep Reading]

Hip Hop in Final Jeopardy

October 26, 2007

The night before last, I was watching Jeopardy as I often do. The Final Jeopardy category was sports documentaries. The clue said something to the effect that “He was cited as creating “rap” in the 1960s in an ESPN documentary .” Huh? What? [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads # 4

October 25, 2007

I just finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I wanted to read it because it gets referenced in so many other works of art. Even rap songs mention this literary classic. Upon reading it, I can see why. It is a very poetic and touching [Keep Reading]

Always a Scapegoat

October 24, 2007

Hip Hop gets made out to be a scapegoat a lot. Last night though, I laughed out loud at the latest problem that someone pointed the finger at this genre of music that I will forever champion. I was channel surfing and flipped onto MTV Live (Canada). [Keep Reading]

Truth in Joking?

October 23, 2007

“Off-comments are, often, painfully on.” – Chase March. 2004 I wrote that line in a journal a few years back. I had gotten into a bit of a disagreement with my girlfriend. I was trying to be witty and funny and made what I thought was an [Keep Reading]

Play to Learn

October 22, 2007

It seems to me that children have forgotten how to play. They sit for hours and hours in front of the television. They let video games show them imaginative worlds and mindlessly press away at the buttons. They watch all the newest movies and seemed [Keep Reading]

Best Concerts Ever!

October 19, 2007

I can’t resist a great concert. Music is meant to be experienced live. CDs, and radio are great but nothing is better than live music. Hamilton is a great city for musical events. When I was a teenager and young adult, I would go out to shows [Keep Reading]

Character Counts

October 18, 2007

Next week is National Character Counts Week. As a teacher, I strongly believe in character education. It is important to teach children these ethical values; Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship. The Character [Keep Reading]
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