Wednesday, August 8, 2007

What have I been up to?

Summer has been a quiet one for me. We went to a wedding in Vancouver, BC. I had not been in British Columbia before so it was a tourist thing as well as a social thing.

Stephanie and Catie went to New Bedford, MA to visit with Kathleen and her family. Mama is there too and will be back next week.

MImi came to visit with Sal, Tina and Carmen.

Since I am not in class, I still want to maintain my reading habit, so I have read “The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein, which went into fascinating detail about the time of Percy Shelley and Lord Byron, Last Man Out: The Story of the Spring Hill Mine Disaster the story of the 1956 Spring Hill Mining disaster in Canada, Thunderstruck, a fascinating account of the invention of the wireless telegraph by Guglielmo Marconi and a murder mystery. I also read some fiction, The Historian, a retelling of the vampire story in the present time, and The Sparrow, a fantastic tale of an outer space adventure gone wrong. The whole thing financed by the Jesuits. Go figure! I added the hyper links just in case in any of your copious spare time you might be interested in finding out more about any of these books.

School starts for Stephanie next week, and for me the week after that.

Keeping up with the blog thing takes getting used to!

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Even some pets have a blog, so why not me?

More and more we live our lives in the ether. It is easy to be the armchair expert when we need less and less to look our audience in the eye.

Last semester I took a "teaching and learning with technology" class and I started to become familiar with the great ether in a more usable way. so I decided to try it out.

But there are so many places to go and I must use my time wisely. Entertainment has never been so easy or more time consuming.