Music Space Issues

November 16, 2007

Like I said yesterday, I have issues when it comes to organizing my music. I have vinyl records, cassette tapes, and CDs. Each format of music that I own is organized in its own way. My records are in old milk crates or recycling bins. These [Keep Reading]

How to Organize My Music

November 15, 2007

I love music! I started my collection when I was a child with vinyl records (you know those big black shiny things called LPs that spun around on a turntable at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute.) The records soon got replaced by cassette tapes. I [Keep Reading]

I’m Searchable Now!

November 14, 2007

Have you ever typed your name into Google’s search engine just to see what happens? It’s an interesting thing to search for yourself in cyberspace. I know that I have tried it before and got absolutely nothing. Typing in “chase march” in [Keep Reading]

Whatever Happened to Commitment?

November 13, 2007

There is a great commercial on television right now. It starts with a man driving a car while a voice over narrator speaks. The narrator comments on how we live in an age of instant gratification. He says, “Don’t like your nose? Get a new [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 9

November 13, 2007

“No Authority can impose a ‘truth’ on you in a dogmatic way – and if some authority tries to, you can challenge that truth in a powerful way, by asking what ideology it is based on.” – Bonnycastle, Stephen. In Search [Keep Reading]

Author Mail

November 12, 2007

Sharon Creech wrote my all-time favourite book, Heartbeat. Early this year I wrote her a letter to tell her how much I enjoy her work and how successful the novel study went in my class last year. Last week I finally got a response. It was a large [Keep Reading]

I Love Running

November 9, 2007

I love running. It is such an amazing feeling to run down a trail and through the woods. I don’t like flat and boring courses. I like runs that give me a bit of a challenge. I like to go to places where there are plenty of trails and hills. I [Keep Reading]

Meaning From and In Books

November 8, 2007

“Reading books and writing books makes life more meaningful.” So said Elizabeth Hay as she accepted the Giller Prize for Canadian Literature last night. In a great speech, she congratulated everyone who made the short list for the award. She [Keep Reading]

Who Thinks This is Funny?

November 7, 2007

A number of really disturbing incidents have been on the news lately. Some of the coverage has been equally disturbing. I just don’t understand how anyone can think that it is funny or not a big deal. It is a big deal. I am referring to the number [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 8

November 6, 2007

“Unfortunately ‘the truth’ simply isn’t available. If you are going to live intelligently in the modern world, you have to recognize that there are conflicting ideologies, and that there is no simple direct access to the truth.” – [Keep Reading]
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