Manifesto, Try 2

I ended up using the blogs on Blackboard for two reasons, ones that in the end, make sense. One, it is easier for the students to access. They can see each other’s entries right there. Two, I can too.. This is one-stop shopping, so to speak, and that ease in communication counts for something. There’s […]

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Current reading

Just barely out is Shannon R. Wooden and Ken Gillam’s Pixar’s Boy Stories: Masculinity in a Postmodern Age. This is an important addition to any gender studies bookshelf.

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Freedom to play

If you get the chance, watch a child deep in play. They are rapt; outside noises dim. It is a concentrated state. Some will create verbal dialogues for characters seen or unseen. A child who knows how to play will not be bored. Given a few sticks and pebbles, they will create a castle, a […]

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Not pink–coral

Who know that having Glass would turn into regular walking/exercise. Not me. At least, I won’t know until the 21 day habit marker is reached.   Here are my new walking shoes. They are Asics, and they have gel in the soles. They came in mint, coral, and lavender. This is not pink; it is […]

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Behind the scenes on Dance Moms

Springfieldian and former Springfield blogger Nathan Maulorico is doing camera work for Dance Moms. In an Instagram (via Twitter), he shared a scene that looks like Kelly’s meltdown. He is the cameraman in the background. You can follow Nathan on Twitter as @UnknownFilms. //instagram.com/p/kUtkWCyiCP

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Steampunk in the movies

I am hunkering down and dividing my time between writing and reading for a steampunk article I’m working on. My big question today is, what are the most beloved steampunk movies or television shows and why are they so beloved? I have some ideas and of course, my favorites, but am very interested in what […]

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Hawkings’ Greatest Mystery

Yahoo news ran a Reuters newswire story today that was all in the headline, and I’ll admit, it worked on me. Apparently, of all the mysteries of the universe, a subject that Stephen Hawkings thinks of quite a bit to good effect, women are still a mystery to Stephen Hawkings. The quote that generated the brief […]

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