Posted 1 week ago
I have just come home after watching the classic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the first time, and it certainly was not what I expected!  I went in completely unaware other than the most prominent details (I knew of Audrey Hepburn, the LBD, and the name Holly Golightly sp?) but I was really caught off guard!  The racist characterization of an Asian man played by Mickey Rooney (assumedly for his pratfall and general physical comedy abilities) was disturbing as was the laissez-faire attitude to what seemed to be low-stakes prostitution!  I was also distracted by George Peppard at the start because I had to pull out my phone to confirm my hunch that I was looking at a young Hannibal from the A-Team.  Overall I enjoyed the movie, but I was expecting a much different tale.

I have just come home after watching the classic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the first time, and it certainly was not what I expected! I went in completely unaware other than the most prominent details (I knew of Audrey Hepburn, the LBD, and the name Holly Golightly sp?) but I was really caught off guard! The racist characterization of an Asian man played by Mickey Rooney (assumedly for his pratfall and general physical comedy abilities) was disturbing as was the laissez-faire attitude to what seemed to be low-stakes prostitution! I was also distracted by George Peppard at the start because I had to pull out my phone to confirm my hunch that I was looking at a young Hannibal from the A-Team. Overall I enjoyed the movie, but I was expecting a much different tale.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Pretty close to my motto, which is simply “Why not?”

(Source: betype)

Posted 3 weeks ago
mrszedsbooks:

My 20 year dream and number one bucket list item will happen this July!  Alongside a group of hiking friends I will be doing the West Coast Trail :-). Now I need to grab gaiters, boots, a light tent, and a few other smaller ticket items and get training!

I am so excited that I posted this to my other blog!  Oops!

mrszedsbooks:

My 20 year dream and number one bucket list item will happen this July! Alongside a group of hiking friends I will be doing the West Coast Trail :-). Now I need to grab gaiters, boots, a light tent, and a few other smaller ticket items and get training!

I am so excited that I posted this to my other blog! Oops!

Posted 1 month ago

The 'Those Teachers' Project

techedblog:

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Let us ask you this…Who was your favourite teacher?

While growing up and going through school we’ve all had teachers who have left an impact on us and often changed our lives. ThinkTechEd would like to bring those teachers to the forefront and thank them. To thank them we are launching an…

Honour your best teacher…we’ve all had at least one who deserves to be acknowledged!

My shout out goes to Mrs. Kyle Mulligan who taught me English 12, Literature 12, and Creative Writing 12. She was tough, funny, dedicated, and knew the content inside out, not to mention she had an astounding vocabulary. I also got to know my husband in those classes :-)

Posted 1 month ago
notalonedarling:

 


For those who need this message: I think about you often; you are stronger than you think.

notalonedarling:

 

For those who need this message: I think about you often; you are stronger than you think.

(Source: becausewecandothistogether)

Posted 1 month ago

myampgoesto11:

Paper collages made from hand written poetry by Caroline Attan

We should do something like this for our sister school next year!

Posted 1 month ago
It’s a bit like flashcards on steroids.

How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words A Minute

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When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV, Spritz says it will double your reading speed.

More> Co.Design

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This is pretty cool and would help with my reading drought!

Posted 1 month ago

sometimeskaren:

Also, persnickety

Great lists for English.

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Posted 1 month ago

corpuslibris:

Greetings, book friends! Some of you may have become acquainted with Corpus Libris over the last 5 years — when it started on a quiet night at Skylight Books in 2008, as it grew on Blogspot and Twitter, and as submissions came in from all over the world. It only seemed appropriate to breathe some new life into the project on Tumblr. You’ll revisit some photos you’ve seen before, you’ll see new ones, and hopefully, you’ll submit some yourselves!

All you have to do is click the red “Submit” button at the top of the page, select a photo, and for the caption, put the title of the book, the author(s), and where the photo was taken (either the bookstore/library/company, or the city). Or, if it’s easier for you, you can email corpuslibris AT gmail DOT com.

This project has been one of my biggest spots of joy over the last few years, and I’m excited to continue sharing it with all of you.

All the best,

Emily Pullen

CORPUS LIBRIS FOREVER!

The Secret Lives of Sports Fans by Eric Simons at WORD

Manhood by Mels Van Driel at Skylight Books

The Operators by Michael Hastings at Skylight Books

Donnybrook by Frank Bill at WORD

Corpus by Alejandra Figueroa at Third Place Books

In One Person by John Irving at Skylight Books

One of my Spring Break projects just might be finding a book cover to do this with :-)

Posted 1 month ago

mrszedsbooks:

18 confirmed living books so far. Aiming for 30. Skype available for interested parties outside of the Okanagan!

:-)