A New Year of Learning

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    It has been an interesting number of learning years since when I studied Latin at Howland High School in Warren, Ohio. I’ve outlived many of my best teachers but am continually blessed with opportunities to learn from and with … Continue reading

I fell off the NET again—and enjoyed every minute.

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Reading with the Newf

After last semester I pretty much dropped off the Net for a couple of months (due to an unreliable home networking situation) and spent time reading printed books, hard copies of magazine subscriptions and paper newspapers. I highly recommend it. I am convinced that online reading is a different experience. I look forward to reading Naomi Baron’s latest thoughts on this.

Here are books I found well worth my having read:

  1. Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Thingspraised by several of my favorite contemporary authors David Mitchell, Philip Pullman, and Yann Martel.
  2. John Scalzi’s Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future.
  3. David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks.
  4. Cory Doctorow’s Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age.
  5. Gabriella Coleman’s Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous
  6. Andy Weir’s The Martian

I presently am finishing Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings and am looking forward to reading Ann Morgan‘s The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe when it becomes available in the US in May 2015. Before then I plan to read Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven.

Tomorrow, after my classes, I’ll invite my students into my office to take any books I have read. It always pleases me to see them walk off excitedly with some pleasure reading.

What books do you recommend that I read? That I encourage my students to read?

A Busy Nine Years for the Newf

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Robin the Newf owns the couch.

Robin the Newf owns the couch.

Patiently waiting for Saint Nick.

Patiently waiting for Saint Nick.

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Rudolph’s Backup

Bewitched

Bewitched

The Devil Made Me Do It!

The Devil Made Me Do It!

Harley Newf

Harley Newf

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FETCH

Rapping with the Pink Biped Who Feeds Me

Rapping with the Pink Biped Who Feeds Me

Reading Together

Reading Together

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Discussing Where Newfoundland Is…

Time's "Person" of the Year

Time’s “Person” of the Year

Identity Confusion

Identity Confusion

Canine Grading Assistant

Always Contemplative

Always Contemplative

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Newf Ball

Who SAYS I bat like a girl?

Who SAYS I bat like a girl?

Managing the North Lake Newf team

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Meeting Three-Year-Old Annie