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January 21st, IN HISTORY

This year, for the “Wednesday photos” feature, I will be including photos that reference the date of the post in their description or when they were taken. Lt King listed his occupation as “Scholar.”  I can just tell his classes would have been awesome. I bet IT help calls were a lot more fun in […]

One more week

The busiest time of the year, for me, is early January.  It’s crunch time over at the PCA, where we’re solidifying our schedule, finishing registration, and getting ready for the conference.  We’re preparing for a new semester at Columbia College Chicago, so there are syllabi to finalize and other administrative work to do.  And I’m […]

January 14, IN HISTORY

This year, for the “Wednesday photos” feature, I will be including photos that reference the date of the post in their description or when they were taken.

January 7th, IN HISTORY

This year, for the “Wednesday photos” feature, I will be including photos that reference the date of the post in their description or when they were taken.

2014 in Review: Blog’s eye view

This year’s BEV is a bit weird, because I wasn’t really blogging much in the first half of the year.  I’ll start when I restarted the blog.  Reminder: Blog’s Eye View is the first sentence written each month. September: Fun facts about Labor Day (from Wikipedia): October: New Orleans, October 2011 November:  Had fun rounds […]

2014 in Review: Comics

Here are the four (six) best comics I read this year, in no particular order: Revival, Volume 1-3 by Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, et al A smart, interesting zombie comic in which the zombies are just people who have woken up (ala The Returned) but are also dead and, well, off in some way.  All […]

2014 in Review: Music

This is the hardest review post to write, as I often don’t pay strict attention to the music I ingest, even as I’m listening to it.  Nonetheless, here are some notes about music this year. Pokey LaFarge by Bill Streeter (cc-licensed) New albums (by month acquired): The White Stripes, The White Stripes Passenger, All the […]

2014 in Review: Films

I don’t keep track of movies quite as closely as other media that I view, but I do try to keep track.  Of the roughly 35 movies I watched this year, here are my top four: The LEGO Movie Far better than you could hope it would be, The LEGO movie perfectly captured both the […]

2014 in Review: Books

Top books I read in 2014 — Listed roughly in order of “favorite,” though this is not precise. Fiction (click the image to read my review): Southern Gods by James Horner Jacobs A creepy, Lovecraftian tale buried in the Louisiana Bayou.  Startling and amazing. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey Deeply heartfelt, […]

2014 in Review: Blog posts

A brief survey of the highlights of the blog this year.  It’s a bit truncated, as I went on a blogging hiatus from January until about August. Favorite image: This panel from Dr. Strange. My favorite posts: Sept 25 -Archbishop John Nienstedt should be ashamed of himself. Oct 15 -3 anecdotes that shape my thoughts […]

May You Be Happy As Kittens

Here’s hoping your holidays are filled with warmth, visits with friends and family, and that you’re happy as kittens.

The Steinmetz family set the bar for Christmas Cards pretty damn high

The Steinmetz family set the bar for Christmas Cards pretty damn high

Bud Bassette decorating underwater Christmas Tree

Regular readers know I post photos each Wednesday. I find these by searching the Flickr Commons for keywords related to the month in which I’m sending the photos. When I did a search for Christmas, however, I found too many great photos to pare it down to four. So I’ve decided December will also feature […]

I think Santa looks a little lecherous here…

Regular readers know I post photos each Wednesday.  I find these by searching the Flickr Commons for keywords related to the month in which I’m sending the photos.  When I did a search for Christmas, however, I found too many great photos to pare it down to four.  So I’ve decided December will also feature […]

Going after the Next Actions today

My Next Actions list is awful: full of lots of competing things that need to be done right away.  Today I make a real dent in it.  Here’s my approach today: Note: I know the original quote is in the past tense — “Today I settled all family business.” But this is the approach, not […]