...thoughts expressed here are not necessarily final.
January 24, 2005 Prayer request
I did myself in Saturday after a great day- UK whupped up on LSU and I started a project that has been lingering for some time. I was moving sheets of three quarter inch plywood and ripped a muscle in my lower back- ouch! By Sunday morning I was incapacitated. With 1200 mg of Ibuprofin, heat/ice therapy and a back brace I made it to work today.
Anyway I didn't get to teach yesterday and I had a kewl lesson on 'rewards all primed and ready to go. Iwill post the scant outline here for your perusal, should you be so inclined...
2005-The year of the Pod, people
FYI- here are a bunch of links to what others are already
Turn your iPod into a portable language lab.
Ipod and education:
A talking news service in the UK goes digital for visually
impaired customers. The Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind,
UK took a technological leap from audiocassette tapes to digitally recorded
content provided on an iPod. Conceived as a project to offer the visually
impaired a library of audio on-the-go, the project has given an insight
into the way that Apple technology can unlock ideas and potential by delivering
technology that simply works.
and at Duke:
Info on the Apple Digital Campus Project
January 26, 2005 Quote of the Day
On the Road to March Madness
Yep, UK did it again last nite turning former arch enemy Tennessee into whipping boyz. Ouch- Hayes got a broken nose in the deal. I always wondered how anybody could play in one of those form fitting face masks. Probably a sermon illustration in that statement somewhere...
This song is "Experience" and is on The
Secret of Time cd by Charlie Peacock. Very Van Tillian...
I asked somebody today "If I was a cartoon character, who would I be?"
The answer came quickly_ well some days you are Yosemite Sam. All riight! MUCH better than a lot of others I could have thought of...
January 28, 2005 We need more Jargon.
Solution: Instead of making a product or offering a
service, technology companies "provide solutions." Whether the
solutions solve actual problems is a different matter.
Quote of the day: George Orwell wrote, "The great enemy of clear language is insincerity."
Buzz Killer A site dedicated to eradicating overused jargon in the communication industry. An example of the repartee:
"Just a general "what's up with that?" entry here: Books with authors who use "Dr." as a prefix. Stop it. I guess "Dr. Phil" is the corniest manifestation of this phenomenon, the cheesy, bullying effort to establish some kind of authority over the unlettered peasantry. Oooh - the Doctor is in! Quick - everybody to the town square for the laying-on of hands! It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the additional, inevitable use of the "M.D." or "Ph.D." suffix at the end of the author's name. Hey fatheads - the suffix is all you need! People understand what M.D. and Ph.D. mean. "
ADRIAN, Michigan (AP) -- A woman arrested after failing a sobriety test and telling police she drank three glasses of Listerine has pleaded guilty to drunken driving.
The Punk-Christian Son of a Preacher Man
''We're just trying to love people with no agenda,'' he told the group. ''That's hard, to be a Christian and have no agenda, and it's hard for people to think of a Christian with no agenda.''
I here I thought all this time we were supposed to have an agenda. Does the word mean something different today?
60th aanniversary of Auschwitz
"As the world says "never again" I can't help but think it that we haven't learned that much from it. The best book on the topic is Pullitzer Prize winner A Problem from Hell: America in the Age of Genocide. It documents not only the Holocaust but also Cambodia, the Kurds, Bosnia, and Rwanda. None of the stories reflect well on the west. We say "never again" but then when the moment passes and the media is attracted to something else we go back to our regular lives, barely aware that people are dying."
I was talking at lunch with a friend whose grandparents were in Germany at the time and how they were still in denial and didn't want to talk about what they had seen in their day. Alternately, the story goes they didn't know, what could we do we were peasants, to remembrances of people being herded onto cattle trains and being sprayed.
And speaking of people dying, a bipartisan congressional delegation, accompanied by an Oscar-nominated actor, urged the United States and the international community Thursday to take action to end the war in the Darfur region of Sudan. The times they aren't a changin' so much after all, eh Bob?
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