Now I Know What My Students Must Feel Like

I’ve always said one of my greatest strengths as a teacher is the ability to take a room full of young, energetic students and within minutes have a few of them on the edge of REM sleep. I get it. For some people, accounting is not the most interesting topic to sit and listen to. … Continue reading Now I Know What My Students Must Feel Like

The Sweet Sounds of Summer

There are lots of sounds associated with summer. Waves crashing. Seagulls. Fireworks. The ice cream truck. Early morning birds. Thunderstorms. The crack of the bat and the smack of the ball hitting the catcher's mitt. There's even a song of the summer each year. But I think my favorite sound, and one I just heard … Continue reading The Sweet Sounds of Summer

“Quirky” Must Be the WordPress Word of the Day

My post from last night, Music Monday: Revisiting WOTE (Walk Off The Earth), used the word quirky to describe the wonderful Canadian band, Walk Off The Earth. It’s not unexpected that last night’s post is my most viewed post today, with 40 views so far today (and 20 from yesterday). What is surprising is that a … Continue reading “Quirky” Must Be the WordPress Word of the Day

Music Monday: Revisiting WOTE (Walk Off The Earth)

One of the favorite bands I discovered as part of my Music Monday series is Canadian band Walk Off The Earth, often just referred to as WOTE. I first wrote about them back in September of last year: Music Monday – The Quirky, Creative, and Wonderful Music of Walk Off The Earth, and since I liked … Continue reading Music Monday: Revisiting WOTE (Walk Off The Earth)

Bucky the Bookkeeper Is Now Worth a Lot of Bucks…

His colleagues called him Bucky the Bookkeeper. His company was on the brink of bankruptcy multiple times. His credit card was declined while trying to rent a car in 1974. Six years later, he was worth $178 million. Today, he is worth $37 billion. Do you know who this person is, or what company he … Continue reading Bucky the Bookkeeper Is Now Worth a Lot of Bucks…

This Is What All Recipes Look Like to Me

I’m only about 10 years behind on this story that went viral back in 2010. Apparently someone got wind of the U.S. military’s recipe for brownies, which was, to put it mildly, a bit overboard. The specifications/recipe run for 26 pages! Here are some of the highlights: Whole eggs may be liquid or frozen and … Continue reading This Is What All Recipes Look Like to Me

This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

Growing up as a teenager in the early to mid-70s, one of my favorite times of the week was Saturday afternoon. That was when ABC aired the finals of that week's PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) tour, followed by the iconic Wide World of Sports. It was three hours of pure joy. I was into bowling … Continue reading This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

This Blog Post Needs to Get a Lot of Views. Feel Free to Click, Like, and Leave…

My view count is running behind schedule this week. I am on a streak of 10 straight weeks with at least 3,000 views per week. That averages out to about 429 views per day. Currently, it looks like I will end today with slightly less than 1,600 views so far this week, which mean for … Continue reading This Blog Post Needs to Get a Lot of Views. Feel Free to Click, Like, and Leave…

Just Call Me the Next Cory Doctorow

Thanks to D.G. Kaye for inspiring this post. Yesterday she wrote about an app she had come across called "I Write Like." The basic idea behind the app is that you paste a paragraph of your writing in the app and it tells you who your writing is like by analyzing word choice and writing … Continue reading Just Call Me the Next Cory Doctorow