Spelling, grammar and foreign students

happy birthday, Edward Stratemeyer

texting and spelling

The House in the Night

Bon Iver video

'Hackers Can Sidejack Cookies'

'MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5....

playing with photos

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke


Tech panic

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

being a 'computer person'

Happy birthday Annie Proulx

thoughts on education and technology


'Arch enemies'

On Rock Band

'First Grade' by Ron Koertge

Something Understood

Poems for Shark Week

Au revoir, le petit prince

Solar robot kit

Helvetica Man

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Enigma by Robert Harris

The Adventure of English by Melvyn Bragg

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

Whitman's America


The Secrets Behind Your Favorite Toys

about Neil Armstrong

'The Effort'

John Rowland and William Workman: Southern California Pioneers of 1841 by Donald E. Rowland

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Rolling Stones for Rice Crispies

prelinger collection

happy birthday Theodore Roethke

working with our hands

on walking

ballet at the Vaganova

creative expats

in defense of the liberal arts


freeway interchanges