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Thingy Careers At Apple

I have another bunch of mathematically-themed comic strips reviewed over on my other blog that I’d like you to read, if you would. I’m aware that’s pretty soon after the last time I collected such a bunch of comics so there isn’t really a quite mad enough edition of Mell Lazarus’s… 197 more words


ABC Letter Crackers at IKEA!

I came across these crackers/cookies/biscuits at IKEA that are shaped like the letters of the alphabet {Don’t mind if I do!} and bought a box. They are called KEX Biscuits and although the box suggests that it only contains the letters I-K-E-A, I found that they actually contain all the letters! 170 more words


That Nonsense!

For no reason at all, a list of words that mean “nonsense.”

Such as:


Poppycock and Twaddle

How can you possibly be in a bad mood after reading through that list? 37 more words

Christmas Holiday Reading Online

Several new books by Edward Lear are now available in full online; of particular interest:

Lear, Edward. A Book of Nonsense. First Edition. London: T. McLean, 1846. 220 more words

Edward Lear

An Unexpected Visit from a Unicorn

In this poem I have used some nonsense words I made up.

The rain breeped through the lofty trees

on this clograyly fall day

The hardy mums left from the summer… 121 more words


An Interview with Amy Leach

Amy Leach’s book, Things That Are, is a collection of essays that are equal parts nature writing in the tradition of Mary Austin and language play like that of Lewis Carroll. 1,078 more words

Writers On Writing

* Phonics instruction

There are whole courses devoted to this topic, but you can relax.  I am going to focus on two issues: the current controversy regarding phonics instruction and the type of phonics instruction that is best suited to students with reading disabilities.  622 more words