Monthly Archives: October 2015

Personal Preferences, Matters of Taste, and Whether or Not You’ll All Hate My Short Story

As I sat down to begin writing my short story, I felt conflicted. Should I create something that I find interesting, that fulfills me intellectually and personally, and that allows me to grow as a writer and thinker… Or should I write a piece that ot… Continue reading

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Traditional Thursdays: Miss Rumphius

Time for a traditional Thursday! I love being given the opportunity to go back and appreciate an oldie-but-a-goodie. I stumbled across Miss Rumphius while perusing Amazon booklists and was immediately transported back to my childhood, where I spent hours poring over the story of the “The Lupine Lady” and the gorgeous watercolors that accompanied it. Miss […] Continue reading

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Winner Wednesdays: Tales for Very Picky Eaters

One thing anyone who has dealt with children during meal times can relate to is how difficult it can be to get some children to eat. For me, the worst was a 7 year old boy who would refuse to eat anything all day but one small carton of milk. This was at a fairly […] Continue reading

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Winner Wednesdays: Tales for Very Picky Eaters

One thing anyone who has dealt with children during meal times can relate to is how difficult it can be to get some children to eat. For me, the worst was a 7 year old boy who would refuse to eat anything all day but one small carton of milk. This was at a fairly […] Continue reading

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Reflections on the ending of Fermi and Frost

I really enjoyed reading this book’s account of a world ending nuclear winter, but I thought that the ways this story related itself to the fermi paradox, particularly at the ending, were lacking except in one regard. In one regard it is a great … Continue reading

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Reflections on the ending of Fermi and Frost

I really enjoyed reading this book’s account of a world ending nuclear winter, but I thought that the ways this story related itself to the fermi paradox, particularly at the ending, were lacking except in one regard. In one regard it is a great … Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesdays: Mixed Me!

Published earlier this month, Mixed Me! is a charming, light-hearted story by actor Taye Diggs about what it’s like growing up with parents that “don’t match.” Mike is a biracial child with “super-crazy-fresh-cool” hair who likes “to go FAST!” He exudes coolness at every turn, even when he has to deal with people staring and asking questions […] Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesdays: Mixed Me!

Published earlier this month, Mixed Me! is a charming, light-hearted story by actor Taye Diggs about what it’s like growing up with parents that “don’t match.” Mike is a biracial child with “super-crazy-fresh-cool” hair who likes “to go FAST!” He exudes coolness at every turn, even when he has to deal with people staring and asking questions […] Continue reading

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Vikings in Australia!

Derby| Archaeologists excavating on the site of some recently discovered ruins on the northern coast of Western Australia, may have just made the greatest find in the history of the country: the remains an 11th century Viking settlement. Reposted from: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/australia-archaeologists-unearth-ruins-of-viking-trade-center/ Vikings in Australia! is a post from: "Discoveries" of the Americas

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The Art of Human Endeavor

I was very intrigued by the conversation that we had last class about the driving force of human endeavor, the cyclical, dynamic nature of progress, and our ability to predict and redirect that progress. “The Two Cultures,” a lecture by British wri… Continue reading

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