Monthly Archives: October 2017

Substitute Teaching, ie What I Did Not Write About: Preparing for Active Shooters

Back when I was substitute teaching, we would occasionally have discussions about how to handle an active shooter. The way active shooters are handled in buildings has changed dramatically.   The previous practice was to have lock downs.  This would involve … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin Director Series: The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush is a Charlie Chaplin film about a prospector (the tramp) who travels up to Alaska to search for gold.  He experiences many dangers before eventually becoming rich and finding love. The Gold Rush actually exists in two … Continue reading

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Will La La Land Kill the Movie Musical?

When La La Land came out last year, many people lauded the film for reviving the movie musical.  While I enjoyed La La Land, and loved the opening scene, the more I thought about it, the more I felt that … Continue reading

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Matrix Series: Catenary Ellipsoid by Brent Kee Young

This is an American born artist with an interest in geometry and calculus.  He wanted to know if form can be defined only by light and line. What do you think?  Does he succeed? This can be found at the … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (Reylo) Thoughts Part 11: The Poster, The Trailer, and Their Place in All This

Well, the The Last Jedi poster and the trailer are out.  And considering that every time I post about Reylo my views spike, I might as well capitalize on this development.  🙂 1 The poster. The poster is very striking.  … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (Reylo) Thoughts Part 10: Triumph of the Bridal Carry

I really enjoyed writing about the interrogation scene, so I wanted to talk more about the bridal carry scene.  But before I do that, I want to talk about Triumph of the Will. Triumph of the Will , directed by … Continue reading

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Se quel guerrier io fossi! … Celeste Aida by Placido Domingo

Gotta love Placido.

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