Lesson Plans for the Week of December 10, 2018 First Hour Social Response- Objective: Develop self-awareness and self management skills to achieve school and life success. Objective: Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships. Objective: Demonstrate decision making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school and community contexts. Monday-weekend check […]
The legacy of Richard Collins III will be kept alive through the creation of scholarships for HBCU students in the Maryland area.
There are seeds that have been planted all round us. Do you think that if you see the light of truth for the first time that you have been born again? You are a weak seedling. With that one truth do you really have enough wisdom to fight the sin that surrounds us? You were […]
I’m getting the idea that I might be seeing life in a fatalistic way. I am not sure if that is true. I know that there are a very large number of people who are liars, and, pretending to be someone who’s of consequence, and yet spilling my secrets to the highest bidder. If that […]
My choice of programs on network television have been slowing over the last few years with most of the list being shows that come on for shortened runs and then go away. I have very few full seasons of TV on here. I truly believe that is the eventual way we will be moving, not […]
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking who on earth starts a minimalism blog right before Christmas? You’re wondering what kind of message I am trying to send. You’re possibly trying to determine if I’m going to attempt to make everyone feel guilty for buying presents and more. Well, I guess the person who starts […]
This was a timely book to have happened upon during this era of #MeToo. Definitely a one of a kind book. I have never read this sort of science-fiction before and it was strangely liberating and incredibly insightful. It is amazing how it takes such a simple exercise of role reversal to make you rethink […]
Or, a brief story in which I saved the world. Well, I finally completed what is IMHO the best geocache ever: “Your Mission…” I started it back in September ’17 and finished it just over a year later on the 10th of November. I didn’t want to give anything away before but the owner has […]
Life post-degree is strange. Life post-degree with literally no idea what to do next is very strange. I have spent most of my life consumed with the need to have a plan for what’s next, what’s coming in my future. But for the first time, I genuinely have no idea what I’m doing next and […]
I have been to LA 3 times now so I guess Im a little more than a tourist. When I visit new places, I like to experience the area as much like a native as possible and sprinkle-in touristy gimmicks. In this age of social media, I am a slave to a good “Instagramable” experience. […]
Original publish date: November 25, 2008 Updated/Republished December 6,2018 As Christmas morning creeps ever-closer, parents all over the Hoosier state are making their lists and checking them twice. No doubt, at least a few of those lists will include a bicycle. I’m not sure if the bike retains the same lofty perch it did a […]
Across the United States and around the world, faithful believers are preparing for Christmas. One of the ways they are doing this is by throwing “Happy Birthday, Jesus” parties and events! OUR FAVORITES … One of our favorites is the parties being hosted by the Daughters of St. Paul (a.k.a. the Media Nuns). In addition […]
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This Sunday’s links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction. Short sample: Ironic, too, that Otis Parker was killed by the books he loved. From “The Book Case” by Nelson DeMille (in Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores, ed. Otto Penzler, Pegasus Books, […]
The beautiful fighting girl character trope is a longstanding tradition in anime history. The trope is embodied in young girls—teenage to young adult with a focus on teenage—who are written into traditionally masculine narratives such as action or sci-fi titles, but who take on traditionally feminine characteristics. These traditionally feminine characteristics are often realized through […]
From Avengers 4 (now known as Avengers: Endgame) to Toy Story 4, StarWars to The Lion King, Disney has at least five films that could well be the £ 1 billion mark at the global box office in 2019. Barry Jenkins' second feature, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Olivia Colman's turn as Queen Anne […]