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March 4, IN HISTORY (The Inauguration Edition)

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. What do Lincoln, Taft, and Wilson all have in common?  March 4 Inauguration day! After George Washington set the date as March 4 at his second inaugural, every […]

Whither game reviews?

How shall I write about games on my blog? As you’ve surely noticed, I’m playing a lot of board games lately and would like to write something about them on my blog.  I hesitate to do reviews because there are lots of good game reviewers who give games several plays before they review them, and […]

February 25, 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. Also (from Wikipedia): 1836 – Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver. 1901 – J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation. […]

February 18, 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.   To be completely honest, this second photo was posted on February 18, but there weren’t any other good ones with the date in their actual information. Events […]

February 11th, 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. Also (from Wikipedia):   1531 – Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England. 1938 – BBC Television produces the world’s first […]

February 4th, 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 28th, 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 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 […]