It seems odd to think that with this New Year, we are moving into a new decade. Not that this is the first time that has happened to me, of course. I am have seen a few decades come and go along the way to 2020. It feels different this time, somehow. Maybe it's partly … Continue reading 2020: Out With the Old, In With the New
For some, this weekend is the end of Summer. Even though Fall doesn't officially start until later this month, this was the last Summer holiday weekend and the kids are either back in school or heading back in the next few days. So, in practical terms, it does mean the end of long, lazy days … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: The Beat Goes On
An iceberg broke off the Antarctic ice shelf last week, and while this particular iceberg is not a huge threat, it is giving scientists a good look at what the potential for future breaks with more impact might mean: Larsen C With all the brouhaha over the new Doctor being a woman, it might be … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica, All the Times Doctor Who was Ruined Forever, Knee Surgery, and Space Sings
Well, I intended to finish this post yesterday, but that didn't seem to be in the cards. I guess all the activity over the past few weeks finally caught up with me, and I was really feeling pretty miserable. I thought for a while that I was getting sick, even spiked a low grade fever … Continue reading Monday Musings: On Moving, and Getting Back To Normal
There has been a lot of interest lately on the issue of trigger warnings. For those who may not know, a trigger warning is a label put on something (books, films, music, blog posts, forum questions, anything, really) that may have content that could disturb another person. I found this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/us/warning-the-literary-canon-could-make-students-squirm.html?_r=2 which explains how … Continue reading Monday Musings: Trigger Warning: My View on Trigger Warnings
We recently decided to migrate most of our shared virtual world to Google apps. We are doing this mainly because it was getting more and more difficult to coordinate everything across multiple computers, phones, tablets, and all the other electronic goodies that have become so much a part of everyone's life. Just trying to keep … Continue reading Monday Musings: Change is Fun?