Category Archives: Life

“This Year Has Been a Little Crazy”

One year ago today, I took the very last class of my undergraduate career. Holy shit. I can’t even. It’s been a year. It has been a crazy year. When I finished school, I had no job, but I had … Continue reading

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“But I Quite Like the Songs”

Well. It’s December. And you know what that means. It means I’ve already been listening to Christmas music for a couple of weeks. To be fair, I have a rule: I can start listening to Christmas music when we have … Continue reading

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But for hope

I woke this morning to this heartbreaking news. A 15-year-old boy in Ottawa killed himself, because of the struggles of being gay in high school. If you don’t want to cry this morning, don’t read the story, just add Jamie … Continue reading

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YASaves, Parenting, and Censorship

A lot of the reaction to last week’s WSJ article about darkness in young adult fiction was, quite rightly, “Who are you to decide what’s good for a particular kid?” That just because something is dark doesn’t mean it’s not … Continue reading

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YA Saves, could have saved, and will save

On Monday I discussed the #YASaves phenomenon of last week, mostly showcasing the many things other people have said about Young Adult fiction and how it can help people — both those who struggle with darkness and those who know … Continue reading

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If Everyone Was Listening

For we dreamed a lot, and we schemed a lot And we tried to sing of love before the stage fell apart If everyone was listening, you know There’d be a chance that we could save the show –Supertramp, If … Continue reading

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Waves of Productivity

Yesterday, at about midnight, as I was thinking about going to bed, it suddenly occurred to me that, other than a couple of brief breaks (lunch, a run, a half-hour with my guitar) I’d been working — like, actually getting … Continue reading

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Immersive Education for a Digital Generation

I’ve read a few articles in the last couple of weeks about using transmedia in education, and about the need to change (fix) education in the broader sense. I had the thought some time ago that transmedia could be a … Continue reading

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The perils of communication

I’ve believed for a long time that miscommunication is basically the single cause of every possible conflict in the world. It’s not, but it might as well be. If everyone could just fully grasp and comprehend the exact position and … Continue reading

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Changes in the Air

Change is pretty constant, but we don’t tend to notice it until the big things happen. This summer, I was just going along minding my own business, working towards a basic life plan, when bam, I was hit by a … Continue reading

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