Sunday, January 16, 2005
working closely again with the
of 2003... i decide i don't much like them and am happier
to see what i did in 2004... and now... in 2005 already... i don't
much like what sounds sappy in the earlier things... it doesn't
sound at all like what i meant to write and thought i was writing
at the time... o well it's all a learning... all
happy to find a line a mine used in a
real-world context... as we in the secondary ed industry say...
glad to contribute whatever i can to the contemporary hoohah...
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz wins
The Adbooks JHunt Award for Young Adult Literature
... i need
to read at least this... and... with luck... some of the other
embarks on forest venture
the first step, a partnership between the Vermont Land Trust and
Vermont Family Forests will make it possible for 16 investors
to own 115 acres in Monkton as members of the Little Hogback Forest
Community Forest Limited Liability Corporation.
Because there are covenants on the land preventing
subdivision, housing development and large-scale timber cutting,
each share will cost less than $3,000.
The goal is not simply preservation, though the land
will be professionally managed to maintain forest health. The
owners will be able to harvest firewood there and ultimately may
benefit from selective timber sales - either by selling or using
the logs for lumber, in addition to having the right to hike,
picnic, camp and ski (no hunting or ATVs).
by 7:15 in the morning
EST I was holding
this new human being
go read suzanne on this... & happy birthday, sean...
from this corner too...
Saturday, January 15, 2005
something about the job of printing that
index busted something loose... i mean here's (there was) saturday
morning with coffee and just back from the post office... what
next... i turned to this earlier business and remembered how tough
and impossible it was to choose pomes for a chappie... i just
did it... said to self i'd only pick from the A section... tossed
out some i'd picked earlier... added some new... and here's a
little thing of 32 pomes... done... printed one... discovered
i needed a long-reach stapler... and treated myself to one that
will arrive in the coming week...
here's the plan... an alphabetical strategy... first chap was
A... second will be B and C maybe D for good measure... so i'll
have all these little selection collections of fyp 2003... if
not the best at least the ones that don't make me squirm too bad...
thrown together quick... that's the plan... and offered to whoever
you are... as time and tech allow... how's that sound?
something about paper in hand...
Friday, January 14, 2005
missions accomplished... in-service serviced...
ubd done... for now... envelopes procured and stuffed labelled
and... mailed in the morning...
Thursday, January 13, 2005
just this moment finished the inaugural
run of cat press... (my trusty brother hl-1440)... five copies
of first line index .03
... they are spoken for... but
a second run is possible... just click the
this comes after a quick dash to kinkos taught me that their "cheap"
is not my "cheap"... so... diy... the cat is no hogarth...
but we do what we can...
i went to fill the envelopes and found them too small... another
delay... to be rectified tomorrow after our lovely faculty in-service...
Blog of Henry David Thoreau
To please our friends and
relatives we turn out our silver ore in cartloads, while we neglect
to work our mines of gold known only to ourselves far up in the
Sierras, where we pulled up a bush in our mountain walk, and saw
the glittering treasure.
Popular Products Pile Up in Landfills, Protesters SayApple Computer Corp. has become the darling of
the technology sector for its wildly popular digital music player.
But scorching iPod sales have also made it the target of an aggressive
environmental coalition, which is trashing Apple as rotten to
with the Computer TakeBack Campaign are planning a yearlong campaign
to protest Apple's lackluster recycling efforts. Despite drizzle
on Tuesday at the annual Macworld Conference & Expo, activists
passed out leaflets and erected a giant banner proclaiming, 'from
iPod to iWaste.'
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
thunder lightning driving rain over snow
after fog and temperatures in the 50s. a freezing. coming.
... curious... and worth a browse...An
incrementally-published online presentation of Isaac D'Israeli's
Curiosities of Literature, a compendium of book-lore
originally published in six volumes between 1791 and 1834.
if not a quirk. what? here's fog over
snow now because it rained this morning. the whole world is steam.
so why are some classes endless. silence.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
grade six blogs...
We shall try to sift out the wheat
from the chaff, and shall make an effort to distinguish what is
the truth from what is mere poetry in this matter.
this from a google alert. an unreachable article
in JAMA. but it's enough. seems strange... but i'd forgotten that
the term "poetry" was ever used in this sense... opposite
"truth". of course, it's "mere poetry" that's
the problem. let's resolve never to write it.
a slow start this morning. it began snowing
late last night. and kept it up. so here we are five to ten and
just about ready for homeroom. i will discuss shaw's arms and
the man and intro woolf's jacob's room. i will do something with
whitman to the sophomores. thirty-five minute classes today.
Monday, January 10, 2005
In Flanders Fields
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
In Flanders fields
the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
heard amid the guns below.
are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt
dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved,
and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be
yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with
us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies
In Flanders fields.
you read in order to be challanged, or to be comforted?
good question... sometimes my
challenging reads become comforts and my comforts turn to challenges...
it's not one pile for comfort and another for challenge... both
do both... i'm thinking... if either is worth the time...
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