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Friday, July 7, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Review - Unexpectedly Funny

It's been a while since I've posted anything other than my About Me page. I had forgotten I do movie reviews, too. In my next post I'll review
Wonder Woman, [I know, old news, but better late than never.] but for now...
I have a hot relevant topic: Spider-Man: Homecoming! (Pg-13)

Monday, May 22, 2017

About Me

I guess after 3 1/2 years it's about time I post an official About Me page in an effort to make this blog more professional. I haven't posted in a few months due to the extreme stress of teaching a high school level science class amide my numerous other obligations, but that's completed and I can get back down to the business of writing. Yeah! I've previously had my list of interests and skills at the top of the blog. I'm going to change the heading. It was hard to read anyway. So on to About Me...

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Occult Takes New York - Movie Reviews of Dr. Strange and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Two movies have recently debuted about the occult taking over / protecting New York City: a Marvel film about a sorcerer supreme starring the much revered Benedict Cumberbatch (a need to posting about the Climate Change agreement preempted a post about it, though I enjoyed the movie immensely. So little time in these days of homeschooling and teaching three classes at homeschooling co-ops that I have to choose my battles for time to blog.) and last night I watched the new movie about the wizarding world with only a few big names scattered among the villeins, Colin Farrell and Johny Depp. But the main actor Eddie Redmayne, playing Newt Scamander, was wonderful.

(For some unknown reason beyond my control this site has decided to print this portion in white instead of black like the rest of it. Hmm.)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Climate Change

At the Global Warming Alert Conference in Harrisburg, there were messages of hope, accompanied by speakers typically talking about climate change dangers predicted to take place in the future. That future is not only getting closer, but according to Donald Brown of Widener University, we only have about 5 years to drastically change our behavior to stop a ecological switch from flipping that would trigger runaway global warming.

He also spoke about a campaign of disinformation and named perpetrators. Disinformation gets my dander up, especially about such an important topic and for so self serving an end. This inspired me to poll readers about their understanding and feelings about climate change. Please take the poll on the side bar to the left.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Animal #1 - Horse - Science

The first talking animal I'm going to be writing is a horse. Since I am currently working on a horse scene.

Animal Horse
Classifaction Scientific nameEquus caballus
Genus – Equus (One toed hoofed animals - Horses, zebras, asses)
Family – Equidae (Odd toed hoofed animals - Horses, tapirs, Rhinos)
Order – Perissodactyla (hoofed animals)

Friday, August 5, 2016

Starting a New Series from research for Talking Animals

 I'm writing my first post about animals. I'm planning to have some talking faery animals in my series. I know talking animals sounds childish, to some people, but they are a frequent part of faery tales and folklore about faery. Also, I really like animals. Since I'm a biology teacher I want my talking animals to feel like they are real animals given the ability to talk. That requires a deep understanding of the animals and a bit of research, which is where my blog comes into the picture since this is supposes to be research overflow.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Guest Essayiest - A Nine Year Old on Dragons

This is my last blog in my dragon/ serpent people series. This is an essay written a few years ago by my nine year old. He did research and drew diagrams, but since the source was mostly Wikipedia and the diagrams weren't terribly clear I won't include them. I am including this essay here to demonstrate how deeply rooted dragons are embedded into the imagination of humans. He was so excited to try to "prove" that dragons could be real, it was the easiest writing assignment to get him to complete up to that point. [Hint to teachers : kids have am easier time writing if they are excited about their subject matter.]