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Tech Transitions Part 1: Analog to Digital

January 17, 2015 My experience is that my habits lag, sometimes considerably, behind the relentless improvements in technology in which I am immersed. As one of the the long-time experts in computer technology in my school district, I provide a … Continue reading

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Why I switched to a dictionary that is over 100 years old

May 30, 2014 Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing led me to a great blog post by James Somers about the mellifluous language found in very old editions of the famous Webster’s dictionary. He cites how the default dictionaries on the Kindle and … Continue reading

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Day 8, July Escape 2013: Walsenburg

Trip Date: July 17, 2013 Mesa Verde was our last big tourism day; we’d spend the next two days in transit back home, with a pleasant stop in Walsenburg highlighting Day 8. DAY 8: WALSENBURG Hot Air Balloons My day … Continue reading

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Hallelujah for and by Leonard Cohen

December 9, 2012 Years ago my former student Kate Strycker and I exchanged CDs of some of our favorite songs. On one she included a couple of songs by a late artist I’d never heard of, Jeff Buckley. One strung-out … Continue reading

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Ready Player One

November 25, 2012 I like to listen to podcasts, lectures, and audiobooks as I hike. My two hikes on Thanksgiving Break 2012 were accompanied by a fantastic audiobook of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I’ve heard about this book, often … Continue reading

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