“Disrupted learning during the pandemic brought student achievement among students in Boston and statewide to the lowest levels in a decade or more, according to new data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.” So began an article in the… Read More ›
Month: October 2022
Yikes! Rear-ended in my own driveway!
Bang! What was that? At 7:10 Thursday evening, just as we were about to sit down to dinner, Barbara and I heard a loud bang that appeared to come from our driveway! Whatever it was, it couldn’t be good. So… Read More ›
How many Massachusetts cities and towns can you name?
Well, at least I beat Steph Solis. But she’ll probably remind me that “it’s not a competition” if she ever sees this. So here’s the situation. Axios Boston posted a link to a site where you can test yourself by… Read More ›
I’m shocked, shocked! Middle-schoolers were hiding Satanic messages in their mural!
Take a look at the mural, designed and painted by a high-school student for the Child and Adolescent Health Center at Grant Middle School in Grant, Michigan, a suburb of Grand Rapids: I’m sure you can see the Satanic messages…. Read More ›
“When napping on the ottoman…
…it’s very important to show off your extra toes, and to sprawl out so there’s no room for anyone else to sit there.” So says Flicka.
The woman in the library handed me The Woman in the Library.
This is the second time in less than a month that I’ve had to use typography to disambiguate the title of a post. This is the better of the two examples, both because it contains the very same phrase twice… Read More ›
How to build a metaverse
Cats may have nine lives. You don’t, but at least you can have a Second Life. Second Life, as you probably know, is an example of a metaverse. Do not confuse this with the new name of Facebook’s parent corporation,… Read More ›
Think globally, eat locally…at Tavolo.
Another delicious destination last night, all of half a mile away, a relaxing evening at one of our neighborhood’s pair of favorites: Chris Douglass’s Tavolo Ristorante. We started with rosemary focaccia, which always comes with chili flakes, parmesan, and evoo…. Read More ›
Reading Latin and Ancient Greek for fun and profit. For what? Fun? Yes, fun. Really. And the profit was purely intellectual, not financial.
Even in my circles, Latin and Greek are not exactly common topics of conversation. Friends and relatives are surprised whenever I read something in Ancient Greek—or even in Latin—for fun. OK, I’m weird. But you probably knew that already. What… Read More ›
“A round kitty bed…
…is the perfect shape for curling up in,” says William. “Circles rule!” he added geometrically.