Monthly Archives: March 2013

Resistance Continues

I wrote awhile ago about the growing resistance to the excessive testing in schools over the last decade.  Now, the resistance is spreading. Today in Colorado, a massive student walkout of the states TCAP test is being orchestrated.  Either by …

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Living in the Cloud

My desktop has had some problems for awhile now.  I’m not exactly sure what’s wrong but it often blue screens. The other day Windows wouldn’t boot up. It powered up and went through the motherboards start up screen followed by …

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The One Where I Tell John Scalzi he is Wrong

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion over on John Scalzi’s Whatever blog about some new book contracts coming out of Random House’s new Imprints, Alibi and Hydra. Normally, I tend to agree with him on many things he …

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It’s Not Easy Being Right All The Time

We finished up Downton Abbey this weekend. And *SPOILERS*…. …I was right with half my predictions. There was no resurgence of cancer for Mrs. Hughes but Matthew did die in a car accident. And right after his heir was born. …

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Sim City Fail

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There’s been a lot of talk on the internet‘s this week about the launch of the new Sim City. Much of it revolves around the “always online” aspect to the game. For reference if you haven’t heard, in order to …

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Parental Facebook

I recently had a weird experience. My Mom said “LOL” on a Facebook post.  My first thought was that mothers shouldn’t be doing that. Then I thought about it, realizing that I am a parent now and it would be …

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Downton Abbey

We recently got onto the Downton Abby bandwagon. For months I had heard lots of good things about it from quite a few people, so we decided to give it a whirl. In the two or so weeks since we …

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Game for the Eons

Kickstarter is bringing about a new age. Before the internet, if you had an idea for something you had to either be rich already, be very persuasive with rich investors or take out a big loan that might ruin you …

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You Never Forget

I rode a bike yesterday for the first time in at least 10 years. It’s true, you really don’t forget how to do it. Though, that doesn’t mean your muscles will appreciate it. Following the advice of my doctor, I …

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