Since Sundays are often pancake days, here’s a very cool blog for inspirtions, Jim’s Pancakes. I mean, seriously. These are cool.
Once again, I find myself with a collection of links that I could have blogged about, but didn’t. So here ya go:
First from del.icio.us:
And now from the reader file:
Here’s some links I’ve collected, but not written about.
I’m too tired to write an actual post, so here’s some links, with a tiny bit of commentary:
There may be blogging later. I’ve got some posts percolating, so if you’re bored over the holiday, feel free to stop by.
I’m actually going into work in a bit, both to work on getting ready for the first day of classes and to do some student advising (which I hope I don’t totally screw up). Here’s some interesting posts and links to get you through the day:
- Bitch, Ph.D. on the crazy housing market in California.
- A report from the EFF on the RIAA’s efforts to defeat illegal downloading by suing people. It’s been four years since the first case. I think I’ll be coming back to this with more commentary tomorrow.
- MMF on whether suburbia is friendly toward children.
- Nels on the “Senator Craig incident.” I must say I’ve been mystified by the coverage of this. Even NPR seems to not want to discuss it in any detail. It’s weird. Nels’ analysis of the situation and comparison to similar incidents is spot on.
- An article from IHE about new teaching methods, including using America the Book as a textbook. Be careful, as always, treading into the comments. It’s revealing how many faculty know nothing or next to nothing about how people actually learn. And then there’s the elitism factor. Sigh.
I don’t have time to blog these more fully, but I found these two posts/articles interesting. The first is from Inside Higher Ed reporting on a discussion about dealing with the generation gap in offices. Since I spent about 1/2 hour yesterday discussing the pros and cons of various tattoo and piercing locations with my students yesterday, I found it particularly ironic.
The second is an extended commentary on a Brooks column I haven’t read about “The Age of Independence,” an age I totally skipped, I guess. Though I didn’t have my first kid until 27, so if you count college, I got in nearly a decade. Since I was completely broke, it didn’t feel much like independence, but whatever.
My brain is still full and unable to produce truly coherent thought. I am thinking about several issues right now and will try to come up with something more thoughtful later. Here are some links, some related to my thoughts, some random. Also check out my shared items from my reader in the left sidebar.
It’s been a long week that started off badly, so I’ll leave you all with some interesting (I hope) links.