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The Elixir of the Gods!

I have to rave. I’m trying to watch my sugar intake, but I’m so over diet colas and carbonated drinks in general. This weekend I discovered that the Arizona Beverage Company has diet products as well as their usual line of teas and such, that I love.  Next to them on the shelf was Diet Air, a product manufactured by… Continue reading

Chi: Energy of Happiness

by: solala towler I found this attractive little coffee table book several months ago and picked it up on a whim. I read it this weekend and found it to be utterly delightful, along with Diet Coke with Lime! The author, a self-described musician, poet, and teacher, is the editor of The Empty Vessel, A Journal of Contemporary Toaism. I… Continue reading

Going As Fast As It Came

I’m just sick over it, literally. Last Sunday my cousin, Susan, unexpectedly called and wanted to come over from Birmingham to visit.  I was delighted.  I haven’t seen her in a of couple years.  She was going to be in town on business and thought we could visit. I’m not so sure this was a good idea really.  We always… Continue reading

Just an Observation…

I was discussing this last week with a colleague from work:  I have observed in my many walks in the Emory Forest, that the  college-aged students I encounter as they jog or walk through the forest are generally friendly and outgoing, frequently saying Hi, or Good morning. As I reflect back to other life experiences, people in the university setting… Continue reading

Lightbugs and Childhood on the Panhandle

As I took an early evening walk in the Emory forest, to reflect on the week, I saw my first lightbugs of this season. Seeing them took me back to my youth, when my family would go to visit Aunt Easter and Uncle Frank. They were actually my great aunt and uncle and lived out in, what was at that… Continue reading

Another Generous Soul

If you read my posting on June 7th, about  Alan November, you saw a  comment from Janet;  otherwise, I just called your attention to it all.  :o) You’ll see that she did a little digging and found Martin Dougiamas‘ software called Moodle.  Hmmm, free, open source, and, at the least, very interesting. I am always amazed when people are so… Continue reading

Alan November

I heard Alan November speak today.  Actually, this was the second time I’ve heard him in the last 4 months. He is bright, humorous, articulate, and spoke on the challenges of substantive technology implementation in the classroom. Bottom line: with globalization of high speed connectivity our desk jobs can be immediately transported to China or India at a fraction of… Continue reading

To Twist a Phrase…

What if the hokie pokie is what it’s all about?! The LARGE PRINT giveth and the small print taketh away. Will you turn out to be the hero of your own life? When the terrified men on safari asked their guide what they should do about the hungry pack of wild animals encircling their tents, the guide responded, Stop acting… Continue reading