It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Students have been clamoring for every available hour I have to prepare for finals next week. This afternoon was quiet, though, it’s the earliest I’ve ever been able to get off the farm and I don’t have students on Fridays or Saturdays. Yeah, I made sure I worked days off into my schedule this term.
There’s a bunch of stuff I want to share and talk about. So, this is going to be an Interests & Excitement post! Remember when I did one of those once? Well, it’s back.
I’m going to break this into two categories: Personal & Accomplishments, and News & Entertainment. Here we go. Continue reading
Hunger Games is an examination of the increasingly dangerous and even deadly world our young people live in.
More than ever, they are expected to participate in pop culture, to engage entertainment, and to emulate what is advertised to them. They become a part of the spectacle of the evolving reality-entertainment. Their peers judge them, not on natural merits, but on the standards advertised to them by mainstream style corporations. Continue reading
I just finished the Ender’s Game comic series from Marvel. It was not what I expected and it is hard to imagine what it would have been like if I had not read the novel three or four times already. But it was good. Great even. The style was mesmerizing and the adaptation really worked. Continue reading