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Scrivener for iOS and the Dilemma of Too Many Places to Write

Scrivener for iOS and the Dilemma of Too Many Places to Write

It’s here! Scrivener for iOS arrived earlier this month, and I’ve been out vacationing and reading and finishing up another successful year at the Cole SUmmer Writers Institute, so I missed it. But today I rectified that mistake, and I’m really glad I did. I don’t often do reviews here, but this is very cool...
Looking for Signs of Life in the Android World

Looking for Signs of Life in the Android World

1. Adopting Hell has not frozen over. It only seems that way. It only seems that Hades has gone under the ice because I have done something so radical, so uncharacteristic of me, so weirdly against my espoused predilections, that people may begin to think that the apocalypse is truly here. But before you begin...
Apple Crush and the Candy Man

Apple Crush and the Candy Man

I’ve had a bad feeling lately, a feeling that, not unlike some windswept reality tv start, I’ve “driven well past the last exit to relevance and veered into something closer to irresponsible” with my last few entries. So in an effort to get back on track, and to let go of the angst ridden posts...
Thunderstorms and iPads

Thunderstorms and iPads

My iPad arrived two days ago and I’m writing my first post on it. Sure, I had to download a slew of apps first, including this really cool writing app called Write-2 and a really handy blogging app called Blogsy. They’re both very cool little apps that will allow me to write wherever I need...
Delayed Gratification

Delayed Gratification

Delayed gratification is my new mantra. Say it. Say it again. Over and over and over until it makes your head hurt. Delayed gratification. Delayed gratification. Delayed gratification. It doesn’t even have a catchy rhythm to it.  So it’s hard saying it; almost as hard as actually following it and living it. And live it...
The Power of Metaphor

The Power of Metaphor

James Geary on TED and his presentation, via Prezi: Mixing Mind and Metaphor on Prezi

The Perils of Social Media in the Classroom

With the rise of social media in current pop culture, the advent of the mythologizing film “The Social Network,”  the push (rising to a scream) to incorporate social media into our teaching, and, on the dark side, the sobering suicide of 18 year old Tyler Clementi which came about as a direct result of cyber-bullying,...

Themes Galore

Still trying to figure the whole WordPress thing out. I enjoy the fact that I can keep the blog on my site, but I really need to figure out how to make it a site now. Also, for the life of me, I can’t figure out how to incorporate the plugins. Oh well. As for...

Moving on Over

So it won’t be long now. I’m going over to WordPress. The blog will again be on my site (yay). The only thing I need to do now is pick out the right theme (soooo many to choose from). Just a short note. Oh, I uploaded a mess of pictures to my Flickr account, too....

Last Post, for now…

So the Blogger deadline is upon me, and, as usual, I have no idea what to do. Should I just live with the blog being hosted on Blogger, install WordPress on my server and generate the blog from there, or find some free PHP script that allows me to customize the blog’s appearance while still...