An Exodus Within(RS 25)
Sophie was introduced to Aristotle. Ideas no longer belong to a realm of their own, but somehow the idea is within the thing. Aristotle could explain this by talking of sculptures and stone. Review what was said earlier about Plato and art. Discuss Aristotle’s take on the place of ideas and art. Search for a […]
“These are Aliens, Dad!”
Some have noticed that some otherwise regular discussions in class eventually turn to a discussion of, um…, ahh… well …, poop. The inspiration of such mudtimes no doubt erupt from experience with my three growing boys aged 6, 4, and 2. Several days may pass without reference to “it.” But when the subject rears its […]
How to Bake the Human Race?(English 10)
Open a can of Manhattan Project. Stir in 3 parts Trinity. Add Einstein’s formula, but just a pinch. Mix thoroughly with a Bloom. Bake until done. Serve with a trackback.
1 Million Spams and counting
The best story today concerns the STJ email server. Good luck to those with email inboxes that have close to 4000 messages. My sympathy as you begin deleting over over 800 pages of messages, 20 per page. I wouldn’t have believed it had I not seen it with my own eyes. Every email account I […]
Personal Universe Lexicon
To construct your Personal Universe Lexicon, start with a new post. You may wish to construct the list with pen and paper first and transfer it to your blog later. Begin by following these instructions: Write down as many words as you can then sort the words into the categories outlined below. Complete each category. […]
What happened to the animals in BNW?
What happened to the animals in BNW? Suggest a brief history of “pets” up to AF632. What attitudes do people have towards animals? Why are there no “conditioned” animals as pets? What are the attitudes towards animals on the reservation? Consider our society. Are pets necessary? Why? Oh and I have a searchable BNW etext […]
from Staying Human in an Engineered Age.
Will we decide that we’ve grown powerful enough? Can we draw a line and say, “this far and no further”? How do we control the techno-scientific juggernaut before it dehumanizes our species? Is it possible for us to refuse to do something that we can do? Must we forever grow in reach and power? Or […]
Insert a New Scene into Macbeth
Compose Act 5 Scene 5a: Lady Macbeth is reading letters while weeping. Enter Ross. Compose Act 6 Scene 1: Donalbain visits the Witches. Compose Act 5 Scene 9b: Malcolm’s speech in which he “accounts the loves” of his thanes and kinsmen. Write a new opening for the play. Emphasize action and quick dialogue. Use Act […]
iBox for your images
Click the images. Before iBox After iBox Want to know how? Start a thread in the forum, “How to iBox?”. When three STJ bloggers post, let me know and I’ll join in with the secret.
Bloggiest start to the bloggiest year ever.
What a funny word, “bloggiest”. Should I say it is a “most bloggy” start to the year? Does correct English matter in a blog? All students I teach have begun a blog, of sorts. For the most part, I’ve insisted the content of the blog must be school or course related, the myriad responses to […]