October 2011

Classroom Jack-O-Lanterns

October 31, 2011

Here’s one of the pumpkins we carved for my class. One of my students drew the silhouetted cat using a black permanent marker. I was really surprised to find out that we didn’t need a sharp knife to carve our pumpkins. We used a common [Keep Reading]

A Photographic Tour of Pinafore Park

October 29, 2011

Pinafore Park is one of the jewels of St. Thomas, Ontario. It is also the focus of today’s Visual Running Tour. I didn’t know where this trail would lead, how long it was, or how great a run it would be. But sometimes it’s [Keep Reading]

Tackling NaNoWriMo – Am I Crazy?

October 27, 2011

I must be crazy. I’m thinking of participating in National Novel Writing Month this year. The goal is simple – write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. It sounds simple, but that’s 1,700 words a day for each day of the [Keep Reading]

Why Are You Learning?

October 25, 2011

We have a special treat for you today, a guest post from Hilary Melton-Butcher. She shares all sorts of interesting stories on her amazing blog Positive Letters . . . Inspirational Stories.  Today, she contributes a guest post for our [Keep Reading]

Avril Lavigne Rocks London, Ontario!

October 23, 2011

Avril Lavigne knows how to put on a live show. She has energy and enthusiasm and it is clear that she really loves rocking out. The crowd definitely was on her side this weekend. The uproar was deafening as she took to the stage at the John Labatt [Keep Reading]

Guess Where I’m Going Tonight?

October 22, 2011

That’s right! I’m going to the Avril Lavigne concert. I can’t wait! I’ve seen Avril in concert before. It was 2004 and she was touring to support her second album. I was impressed how she played several different instruments [Keep Reading]

The Manhattans Still Relevant (5 Decades In)

October 22, 2011

I really enjoyed interviewing The Manhattans and catching their amazing live show earlier this summer.  I hope you enjoy it as well. Read the transcript from the very start , download the podcast, or just continue reading.  [Keep Reading]

The Manhattans Interview Part 2

October 21, 2011

Let’s continue our interview with legendary R&B group The Manhattans as recorded from the green room of the bandshell at the Canadian National Exhibition earlier this year. If you missed Part 1, you can go back and read it now, you can [Keep Reading]

The Manhattans Interview

October 20, 2011

Today, we have a special treat for all of you. An interview with legendary R&B group The Manhattans. You can download the podcast for free, stream it with the player below, or just continue reading. Chase: “All right everybody, this is Chase [Keep Reading]

A Blogging Milestone – 100,000 Page Views

October 19, 2011

Silent Cacophony has hit a milestone. This humble little blog now has over 100,000 page views.   That feels like reason to celebrate. Bring on the fireworks! For some reason, my numbers fluctuate each week. This is what traffic looked like over [Keep Reading]
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