Shared Learning and Cherry Pies

By now, school is in full swing all over the country – but it’s not just teachers and college professors who are teaching. Charity Singleton Craig writes at The High Calling about learning from her mother. I possibly could have discovered canned cherries on the Internet. In fact, when I decide on a recipe, it says [Read More...]

A Prayer for the Beginning of the School Year

My friend Kari is a school librarian, and she recently posted a prayer for the beginning of the school year. My school year starts tomorrow, and I’ll wager you know at least one person who needs a bit of prayer to start off the year well – teachers, administrators, and students: Ready or not, our [Read More...]

Back to School – With a Computer in Your Brain

File this under the “terrifying” heading: the New York Times reports that scientists are “edging closer to manipulating memory and downloading instructions from a computer right into a brain.” This has implications that seem straight out of both The Matrix and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: erasing memories, downloading languages, and the like. Just one little [Read More...]

Comments, Online and Off

Well, this is fascinating: apparently web reviewers often make up reviews of things they have not bought - and the culprits aren’t, as you’d expect, the competitors. Rather, it’s loyal customers: The cranky customers are acting, the study concludes, as “self-appointed brand managers.” To put it another way, they are venting. The review forum gives them [Read More...]


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