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The Unveiled Clepsydra

The Voyage to Ruin
Catholic Works
Aliens in This World
Apologize and Don't Be Sorry!
Catholic Ragemonkey
De Fidei Oboedientia
Doubleshot Thoughts
E-Pression (Zorak)
Flos Carmeli
For Keats' Sake!
Happy Catholic
John C. Wright's Journal
Old Oligarch's Painted Stoa
Scuffulans hirsutus
Shrine of the Holy Whapping
Summa Mamas, The
Troglodyte, The
The Stacks
Basia me, Catholica Sum
Corner, The
Fiat Lux!
I Am the Lizard Queen!
The Kawaii Menace
James Lileks
Wasted Words
Weirdsville, USA
8-Bit Theater
Get Fuzzy
Sluggy Freelance
xkcd: A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language
One Guy's Opinion
Dark Echo
Reference Materials
Catholic Culture: Liturgical Year
The Holy See
Invisible Children
New Advent
The Rosary Confraternity
Anglican Use Society
Book of Divine Worship
Pastoral Provision
Saint Mary The Virgin Catholic Church
Chambers' Book of Days
King's American Dispensatory
The Writer's Den
Jim Butcher
Bruce Campbell
Susanna Clarke
Harlan Ellison
Stephen King
Lit Gothic
The Studio
Jeff Matsuda
Moby Dick, the Movie
The Conservatory
David Bowie
Dougie MacLean
Gaming FM
Great Big Sea
Kate Rusby
The Myriad
Nickel Creek
The Recliners
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31 December 2005
It's Not Unusual
And it's Tom Jones no more, but rather Sir Tom Jones. How cool is that? Tom Jones, Welsh singer of much cheese and fun has been

This is the kind of news I can get behind.

**Also of note, Robbie Coltrane has been knighted as well.
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25 December 2005
'Nother Quiz
You scored as Batman, the Dark Knight. As the Dark Knight of Gotham, Batman is a vigilante who deals out his own brand of justice to the criminals and corrupt of the city. He follows his own code and is often misunderstood. He has few friends or allies, but finds comfort in his cause.

Batman, the Dark Knight


James Bond, Agent 007


Captain Jack Sparrow


Indiana Jones


Lara Croft


Neo, the "One"




El Zorro


The Amazing Spider-Man


William Wallace


The Terminator


Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
created with

**via Doubleshot Thoughts
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24 December 2005
Reindeer Games
You Are Blitzen

Always in good spirits, you're the reindeer who loves to party down with Santa.

Why You're Naughty: You're always blitzed on Christmas Eve, while flying!

Why You're Nice: You mix up a mean eggnog martini.

**via The Summa Mamas
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16 December 2005
The insanity of second quarter is finally over! In less than a week, I've graded 82 Junior midterm exams (altogether comprised of 4100 objective questions, 820 short answer, and 82 essays), 25 Freshman midterm exams (altogether comprised of 2500 objective and 25 essays), 80 take-home tests on The Great Gatsby (consisting of 400 short answer and 80 essays altogether), 25 full essays on The Odyssey, and 22 journal projects. And I still have no great animus toward grading, though I am so very thankful for scantron.

As of nine this morning, my grades were in, and I'm now staring at two whole weeks of peaceful relaxation, spending buckets of time with kashi, playing video games, and the chance to finally get back to my writing.

Despite the utter exhaustion, this quarter's been a tremendous learning experience. I'm starting to get a decent handle on what works and what doesn't. Still haven't quite figured out how to motivate the students, but then I'm not sure anyone's figured that one out yet. It's still rather staggering, though. I procrastinated in school. All the time, in fact. Didn't get to be a Rockstupid Student for being diligent, after all. And yet, I still got the work done, and on time as well. The indifference these kids have toward deadlines just floors me.

Ah, well. Next quarter we'll move into The Grapes of Wrath. I've no great love of Steinbeck, so we'll see how that goes. After all, though I never cared for The Red Badge of Courage or The Great Gatsby when I was a student, I've grown to love RBoC and now have a great respect for Gatsby. Teaching the works makes a huge difference, I think.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I shall head off to play some FF VII.
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