Category: Interesting

Day #1: 10K words/day

Spoiler alert: this does not have a happy ending. I set the challenge for myself, and I was going to do it: write 10,000 words every day this week. So, I woke up. I guzzled a coffee. I turned on my computer. I was ready to go. Then I realized I had to write with the speed of a gazelle…

Read This: Cool Articles, Blogs, and Internet Things

https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/8674634/posts/3112 In the article “It’s Always Plan B,” the author briefly discusses teaching in a prison. He begins with the poignant line “Never forget where you are” and ends with “And why you’re there.” http://www.relevantmagazine.com/slices/dad-tried-scare-his-toddler-dressing-darth-vader-things-dont-go-planned This is no article. “It’s a trap!” you might say. But it’s really just a funny video. Just click it. Trust me. https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/12/16/writers-wakeup-times-literary-productivity-visualization/ This one’s…

Fear Not: The Hipster Lives!

A waxed mustache. Dark rimmed glasses. A plaid button down. A bowtie. Jeans with the bottoms rolled up. He mutters something about PBR. Who is this? This, my friends, is the hipster. There have been reports that they are a dying breed. But to quote Severus Snape, “My source told me that there are plans to lay a false trail;…

Texting and the English Language

If you think texting is bringing about the demise of the English language, you need to watch this video in which David Crystal presents a surprising theory.

The Rise of Superhero Movies: Part One

In the last few years, the West has experienced a cultural shift, and it involves men dressing up in tights. Superheroes are in high demand. In fact, it seems nearly impossible to go to the movies without seeing a new trailer, whereby a hero arises, explosions abound, and clever one-liners burst from the screen. By my reckoning, there has been…