Stickball

We used to play this all the time growing up. I don’t see kids playing it anymore. Other sports are easy to get pickup going. You can play one-on-one hoops. 2-hand-touch only really needs 4 players. Same with street hockey. Baseball is so fun to play, but you never have enough kids, or equipment, or […]

A theme for artists

WordPress is great place for writers. But what about for artists? Are your needs fulfilled by the built in tools WP provides, or do you rely on plugins to present your images the way you want them to look? Is there a theme that works best for you, or does it lack certain features? Are […]

Lazy Chili

Just made this. It’s not quite bad. 1lb ground beef 1 jar salsa 1 can baked beans 1 tbsp chili powder 1/2tbsp paprika 1tsp cumin 1tsp ground black pepper 1/2tsp salt 1 can beer Brown and drain the beef. Mash it up with a fork or something. Throw in the other ingredients. Simmer for an […]

Contrast is the new context, which was the new content, which was the new format

In the beginning, format was king. The mere fact that we were reading something on the web made it important. It had somehow come to occupy this new medium, which in itself was novel and beautiful and confusing. Whoever put it there had to be smart, and therefore the content as well. Then, at some […]

Newspaper

I don’t even know what that is I read something about a 20 million dollar loss Whose loss? How does one even lose 20 mill? I spend the next 20 minutes looking for a new car In the classifieds, and land on one like new Kelly green Olds, only 40k and just inspected I call […]

Teaching

I’m a professor, which I suppose makes me a professional teacher. I instead like to think of myself as a professional learner. I believe that teaching is an extension of learning. It enhances learning. If I can teach you how to do something, it means I have learned it myself. There are other ways to […]

How trees work

Looking out my window at the leaves that finally came in the last few weeks, and having played this video game Fortnight where you build shieldish fortresses, I can see that my tree building a shield so it can incubate things along its thick brown branches behind the green ruse we use, we and our […]

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