August 2009

New Teacher Guide

August 17, 2009

I wanted to put together a New Teacher Guide to help all of those teachers who are busily preparing for their first teaching assignment. I remember all the effort I put into organizing my classroom, collecting resources, and writing my year plan and [Keep Reading]

3-Sided Mix Tape

August 14, 2009

Who ever heard of a three-sided mix tape? I know that I sure hadn’t. The problem was that I wanted to make another mix tape for my girlfriend. Except this time I wanted to make sure I could put it on a CD and give her a digital copy for her iPod [Keep Reading]

Things Can Change Quick

August 13, 2009

It’s amazing how quickly things can change. You can be happy, traveling along a smooth highway with a cool breeze blowing, and everything can seem perfect. But then, out of nowhere, you can find yourself diverted to a small back road. Of [Keep Reading]

A Sad Picture Story (Update of my Life)

August 11, 2009

Maybe it’s my fault because I didn’t take things slow. But I didn’t see a speed limit posted anywhere. Things just felt right. I was flying and everything was perfect. Nothing could feel better. I could finally see the path ahead [Keep Reading]

Festival of Friends Highlights

August 10, 2009

Festival of Friends is a completely free festival held every August at Gage Park in Hamilton. It is always a great event. The festival manages to draw some big name entertainment and this year was no exception. Here are some of the highlights from [Keep Reading]

Chance Encounter with Ember

August 7, 2009

It’s kind of strange how I first encountered the books of Ember. Near the end of the school year, I injured myself at the track and field event. I had to go to the hospital and I knew that I would probably be stuck in a waiting room for a while. I [Keep Reading]

Who Loads the Canon?

August 5, 2009

There seems to be some common consensus that it isn’t just the old and familiar books that can be heralded as classics. For example, Time Magazine rated the top 100 novels of our time and included the excellent graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore [Keep Reading]

My Journal Has Been Reborn

August 3, 2009

By all rights, my journal should have died. I declared that it did last month and was fine with that decision. But it ultimately refuses to. This blog can’t replace it. I tried to have it do so but I failed. That’s because a journal [Keep Reading]
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