October 2008

  • The Beauty in Halloween

    “In the face of all the horror, the small-minded stupidity, the endless bloody wars, and inevitable death, people have gone on and on constructing things of beauty.” – Kieran Egan. Teaching as Story Telling. The Althouse Press: London, 1986 pg 109 Have a safe and Happy Halloween Everyone!

  • We Both Lost

    Yesterday, I went to go get gas at Canadian Tire. One of the bonuses of going there is that if you pay with cash, you get Canadian Tire money to use in the store. Last time I went there, I forgot that and paid with my Visa. Well this time, I wasn’t going to forget. […]

  • We Are Forgetting

    I think we are in the process of forgetting a lot of the things we used to know. The irony is that everything is recorded and stored in someway nowadays. With this constant storage and compiling we don’t think we are forgetting anything. It feels like knowledge is readily accessible and that we are in […]

  • Blog Inaction Day

    Yesterday I lamented about the old posts that get forgotten in the blogosphere. Today I have a solution. We need to collectively stop and take a look back. That’s why I am proposing a Blog Inaction Day. That’s right. A day of inaction. A day where all bloggers don’t publish anything. A day where we […]

  • Blogs are Disposable

    You know it’s true. I mean, when was the last time you read a post of any blog that wasn’t the most recent post? Why is it that we always gravitate towards the newest material? We only want to see the latest movies, either at the ciniplex or at the rental store. We only want […]

  • It’s Just the Way We’re Built

    I don’t know why I always manage to put my foot in my mouth. I’ve done it so many times over the years, you’d think I would’ve learned by now. I guess I haven’t though because I did it again today. It was a professional development day and the students had the day off. We […]

  • Welcome to the SC!

    Silent Cacophony was born a long, long time ago. I remember exactly how it started. I was fishing through the dictionary and came across this wonderful word “cacophony.” It meant a harsh or discordant sound. I didn’t even know how to pronounce the word at the time, but it resonated with me for some reason. […]

  • Put Your Kid on That Bus

    Ari at Our Best Version inspired this post. He mentioned that he plans to home school his children. I started to type of this reply and then thought that it might be a bit long for a reply. Check his post here and my response both here and there (they are different.) To School or […]

  • Kids Aren’t China Dolls

    I don’t know why some parents treat their children like they are precious and breakable items that need to be constantly looking their best. It’s okay for children to get muddy. It’s alright if they come home with a grass stain. Bumps and bruises are part of childhood. A little scratch or bruise is not […]

  • I Ran Up The Escarpment

    “Hey I can see my mom’s house from here.” That little red dot is where I started my run, approximately. I have gone for some great runs in Grimsby. Last time I ran at Beamer’s Memorial Conservation Area on the mountain. The time before that run, I ran the Waterfront Trail. I knew that the […]