Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Yes, You Can Quote Me!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Online College Student - Lazy?
The following Info graphic takes a hard look at online education...
Friday, November 23, 2012
13 Things - Lincoln...the Movie
2. Other "real" sounds that Lincoln would have heard were used as well. Lincoln often visited St. John's Episcopal Church after reading the war reports at the telegraph office. He would slip into the church if services were underway and slip out again before the members of the congregation would know the President of the United States had been there. Spielberg's team recorded the actual sounds of the St. John's steeple bell as well as the creaking of Lincoln's pew and the floorboards he would have stepped on.
5.Also, many of the representatives who voted “NO” on the 13th Amendment are not identified in the movie correctly. As with any congressional vote there are many reasons why a member votes for or against a measure, but Spielberg decided to change the names for fear the men’s families would be embarrassed or suffer undue attention.
I’m not sure how I feel about that….
6. At one instance President Lincoln mentions something about signing the 13th Amendment. That wouldn’t have……shouldn’t have been done. Resolutions are not turned into amendments by the signature of the President. They are passed by both houses of Congress and then ratified by the states. President Lincoln’s signature was NOT needed……..however, in a quirky move he DID. President Lincoln did sign the 13tth Amendment!
You can read about it here
Did Lincoln Make a Deal With God?
You can find some other interesting bits of information about the 13th Amendment here.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Mixed Images...One Powerful Message
Here is a second example of her work.......
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Tale of the Red River Raft
First the name...you might see in your mind's eye images of pioneers racing down a river with all of their earthly possessions stacked on a hastily fashioned wooden log raft, but that's not what this story is all about.
It seems the flood rivers of the Mississippi River engulfed the smaller Red River forcing large amounts of driftwood upstream....over thousands of years a log jam formed comprised of cedar, cypress and petrified wood.
You can find out more information regarding the expedition here and here.
Yes, what they couldn't untangled.....they just blew up.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Movie Review: Lawless
The movie is rather graphic, too.
One of the events the movie mentions but doesn't go into any detail about is the Great Franklin Moonshine Conspiracy trial of 1935....with good reason.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
A Business Degree Is Always a Smart Choice
Lots of different people have business degrees such as Danny Glover, John Elway and Trisha Yearwood all have business degrees. Lionel Ritche and Kevin Costner do, too.
Via: DeVry University
Friday, September 14, 2012
Monday, September 03, 2012
Facing the Past
The last lesson had been taught, the last kickball kicked and the last lunch tray washed years and years before.
During the summer of 2006 I visited my old friend....my elementary school....and she was looking pretty good. A little tired and worn out, but holding her own. You can read about my visit back then here and see a few pictures I posted.
Crack addicts, vagrants looking for shelter broke in.....all of the copper pipes were taken as well as fixtures of any value and old glass....doors and transoms....the very tall windows.....the types of things "they don't make like that anymore."
And at some point the community...if it can be called that....began using my school as a dumping ground. Quite frankly, I can't call my old community a "community" because how can you treat an old building....a school that was so integral to the community for so long.....like this?
.....and of course by climbing those steps I was confronting the past.
I though about that as we traversed the hallway...a hallway now littered with insulation and torn ceiling tiles...piles of trash....torn up pieces of sheet rock. At some points along the hallway we were literally tottering on piles of debris and very uncertain as to what was underneath.....even if anything would be underneath to support us.
Why didn't I notice him more?
Why did he die at such a young age?
Where is she now?
That was so important to me then...when did it change?
This is what is left of my fifth grade classroom...the first year I had a boyfriend....a boyfriend who actually returned my feelings.
The walkway...now overgrown where I sat as a child waiting on my mother to pick me up.
I'm content with my memories, but I know deep in my heart I'll continue to wrestle with my questions because apparently I've reached that season of life.....
I'm ready for the season to change.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Giving a Nudge to Vargas and his Nose-Art
He had a book in his hand….not one of mine, but it didn’t matter. Students could bring items from home to read. The important thing was that my students were reading, and they were silent.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
13 Olympic Controversies through the Years
One of the wives is quoted as saying, “They were killed on Olympic soil and the appropriate place to recognize them would be the Opening Ceremony.”