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David Lee King David Lee King's blog:

Observations on Teaching a Tech Trends Class

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I’ve been teaching a 4-week online class hosted by ALA Learning with Paul Signorelli that’s in it’s final week. It’s been a fun class to lead!





Paul and I agree – when we teach these types of classes, we are facilitators … and we end up learning things, too. Find out more of Paul’s observations on...

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Published on December 06, 2019 15:10
Sonja Lewis Sonja Lewis's blog:

I Am a Sufferer of the Tired Teen Epidemic

This week I’m please to have Shannon Amos, The Untamed Optimist, share her blog on Students Overworking. It’s such a fitting subject for todays’s teens with exams galore and high participation in sports and all the rest and goes hand in hand with sleep deprivation, subject of one of our latest...

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Published on December 06, 2019 06:23
Eric J. Juneau Eric J. Juneau's blog:

Black Hole Son – Part 49

RION





Rion had been staring out the back window for the last two miles. “Are you sure they’re still following us?”





“I can’t believe we gave them the slip,” Tuesday said, making a hard left turn. “And yet I still can’t beat Ridge Racer on Hard.”





Rion turned back in his seat. “Aren’t you going to be in...

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Published on December 06, 2019 06:48
Bronwen Evans Bronwen Evans's blog:

SALE $0.99 To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood

SALE $0.99US for a limited time

TO CHALLENGE THE EARL OF CRAVENSWOOD


EXCERPT:



Amy was moving right and left, searching for something. This was his mystery woman. He was sure of it.


Henry caught a flash of pale skin, raven-black hair, and the scent of citrus. He closed his eyes and breathed dee...

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Published on December 06, 2019 15:23
Dorothy St. James Dorothy St. James's blog:

Traditions and all that good stuff! #SeasonsGreetingsGIveaway


By Shelby Cox, from the Castle Bookshop Mysteries by Essie Lang

What does winter mean to you? Is there snow? Neighbors singing carols door to door? Turkey with all the trimming? Yes to all of the above? It’s the same for me, too. I love Christmas in Alexandria Bay, NY even though w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 06, 2019 21:30
Sarah E. Glenn Sarah E. Glenn's blog:

Book Review: Pines by Blake Crouch

Pines (Wayward Pines, #1) Pines by Blake Crouch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this book up on a recommendation from Crimereads, and was swept up immediately.
I didn't know the genre, didn't know that it was the first of a series, or that it was even on television. The novel begins with a basic thriller lure - Secret Se... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 06, 2019 17:13
Jorge Lucas Jorge Lucas's blog:

BATMAN ETERNAL 22

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Published on January 30, 2019 09:35
Amanda Bradburn Amanda Bradburn's blog:

2019 Gift List!

Happy December, friends! I have been planning this Gift List for FOREVER and it feels so good to release it onto the world! My idea with this list came from my own family, who never know what books I own or have preordered, and so are nervous about what to buy me. It’s my hope […]


The post 2019 Gi...

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Published on December 06, 2019 18:00
Joe  Flood Joe Flood's blog:

District Hardware vs WeWork

District Hardware in black and white


After nearly fifty years in business, District Hardware & Bike closed last weekend.


Founded in 1971, this small business was where many Washingtonians bought their first bikes. For others, it was a convenient spot to pick up a hammer, a can of paint or a missing screw.


After the store moved...

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Published on December 06, 2019 08:02
Paul Levinson Paul Levinson's blog:

Fiddler on the Roof - In Yiddish, Off-Broadway, Outstanding



My wife and I just got back from Fiddler on the Roof - at the Stage 42 theater, appropriately enough, on 42nd Street, just a few blocks from Broadway. In Yiddish - only appropriate, since the play (written in English by Joe Stein in the 1960s, withmusic by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 06, 2019 22:38
Alex E. Jones Alex E. Jones's blog:

The Howard Stern Show Edits Out Hillary Clinton’s Coughing Fit

Meanwhile, they mock those who push "conspiracies" about her health.
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Published on December 06, 2019 16:08
Celia Hayes Celia Hayes's blog:

Luna City Short Story – Radio Silence


(From One Half Dozen of Luna City – a short story for the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack of December, 1941)


Adeliza Gonzalez-Gonzales – who was never called anything but ‘Adi’ back then – was just thirteen when her older brother Manuel – Manolo to the family, Manny to his Anglo friends –...

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Published on December 06, 2019 04:32
Stephanie Burgis Stephanie Burgis's blog:

A Reading Roundup, A New Short Story, and My Favorite MG Books of 2019

Whew! My Secret Project has been sent to my editor, so I’m back to reading new-to-me fiction. Huzzah!


I absolutely loved this sweet and fun YA short-short story from Jenn Reese about fear and courage and superhero girls (and kissing): A Mindreader’s Guide to Surviving Your First Year at the All-Gi...

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Published on December 06, 2019 05:12
M. Louisa Locke M. Louisa Locke's blog:

Beatrice Bests the Burglars and 10th Year Anniversary


[image error]Ten Years ago this month, I wrote my first blog post and published my first novel, Maids of Misfortune. I was also anticipating the birth of my first grandchild and about to turn sixty. Over all, a season of new beginnings.


At the time, the self-publishing industry was in its infancy,...

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Published on December 06, 2019 10:31
Ralph Nader Ralph Nader's blog:

Why Not Also Go With “The Kitchen Table” Impeachable Offenses for Removal?

By Ralph Nader

December 6, 2019


Will the Democrats move to impeach Trump for a narrow brace of violations and accept that the Senate Republicans will keep this outlaw in the White House? Or will they present the Senate with the President’s many proven impeachable offenses, thereby requiring the Sen...

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Published on December 06, 2019 15:18
Linda Boulanger Linda Boulanger's blog:

Looking Back...

Interested in what fuels an author to decide it's time to publish? I think there are different reasons for every author, but if you'll take a quick jog with me over to Originality by Design, you can read the story that made me sit up and decide it was time to start pushing toward living my dream... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 06, 2019 12:06
Lily Harlem Lily Harlem's blog:

Saturday Spankings #SatSpanks #viking #historicalromance #spanking


Welcome to Saturday Spankings, this week a few from the VIKING'S CAPTIVE to heat up your day!

Halvor surveyed the rouged buttocks over his lap. He couldn’t deny they were lacking in meaty flesh, but still, they were perfectly round and they had been of the most delicate white he’d ever borne w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 06, 2019 16:30
Gerry Adams Gerry Adams's blog:

“I THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD”





Mark Ward the new Sinn Féin TD addressing the media at the Dáil

Dublin Mid West is a sprawling constituency with vast housing estates of working class communities cheek to jowl with more affluent neighbourhoods.On Friday afternoonI was there with Nikki, Christina and RG. We were part ofthe Sinn... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 06, 2019 03:50
Tom Merritt Tom Merritt's blog:

Security is Hard at Scale – DTNS 3672

[image error]How securing environments just gets more and more complicated over time, but the reality is the basic security issues (e.g., known vulnerabilities) is what is most commonly the fail point.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, David Spark.


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Using a...

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Published on December 06, 2019 10:33
Melissa  Ford Melissa Ford's blog:

771st Friday Blog Roundup

Many years ago, a friend was telling me about her country club because she thought that I should join, too, and a mutual friend told her, “Mel is not a joiner.” And Mel isn’t really a joiner EXCEPT when it’s joining the library. Yes, I just became a member of the fundraising group for the […]
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Published on December 06, 2019 04:26
Mark P. Shea Mark P. Shea's blog:

What better day than Saturday for an appreciation of Looney Toons?

My pal, Deacon Steven Greydanus, writes an encomium to the sheer greatness of these cartoons that says everything I could ever say and more. Here’s a taste, but read the whole thing: It’s hard to believe that many American children had their first experience of Sylvester and Tweety Bird in a 2011... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 06, 2019 23:41
Derek Murphy Derek Murphy's blog:

A FREE book marketing crash course for launching or reviving book sales

Yesterday I had a long Facebook conversation with an author who had previously done a strong physical book launch (hard book copies to influencers at events). After the launch, the sales dried up, because:

1. You can’t count on humans to do things
2. Physical book launches at events are expensive...

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Published on December 06, 2019 20:46
Nelson Franco Jobim Nelson Franco Jobim's blog:

China isenta parte das importações de soja e carne de porco dos EUA

Num gesto de trégua na guerra comercial, a China decidiu isentar de tarifas parte das importações de soja e de carne de porco dos Estados Unidos. A medida é anunciada a pouco mais de uma semana da entrada em vigor de tarifas de 15% impostas pelo governo Donald Trump a exportações anuais no valor... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 06, 2019 15:24
Kelly Hashway Kelly Hashway's blog:

Fun Fact Friday 12/6/19

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Published on December 06, 2019 05:08
Simon Dunn Simon Dunn's blog:

What’s The Opposite Of A Toucan?

Why not have a listen to this week’s episode of setisoppO, the podcast in which we work out the opposite of things that don’t have a natural opposite. This week, that includes toucans, clouds, and bakewell tarts.









Within, we mention this.











And this.











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Published on December 06, 2019 05:31
The New Yorker The New Yorker's blog:

Andy Ruiz Shocked the Boxing World���Now He���s Trying to Do It Again

Kelefa Sanneh writes about the heavyweight title fight in Saudi Arabia between Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua.
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Published on December 06, 2019 15:31
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