Thursday, December 30, 2010

A New Direction for the New Year

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I love quotations and although I have posted over 600 of my favourite ones here on this blog, I have not exhausted my collection. In fact, my collection has only grown since started this site.

My original goal here was to organize my collection. I wanted to be able to find quotes quickly and easily. I have done that by adding labels to the posts. The handy search bar at the top of the page is also quite the asset.

I have been able to pull up my favourite quotes wherever I am. The are no longer confined to a file on my computer or a printed out copy in a binder.

I love that I have created a rich resource here over the past few years. This past year though, I haven`t been as motivated to update the site on a daily basis. As such, I have decided to do away with my weekly themed posts.

I used to run these features

Motivational Mondays - quotes to inspire
Tube Tuesdays - quotes from television or movies
What Wednesdays - quotes from songs
Storied Thursdays - quotes of and about Story
Anything Goes Fridays - the one day I didn`t choose a theme for my posts

The new focus for 2011 will be to update this site with quotations, images, songs, or videos whenever I feel like it. I may still stick to these theme days. I may not.

I don`t want to be handcuffed and I don`t want this to seem like a chore.

I hope you enjoy the site. I hope you dig through it and find quotes that are useful to you.

Thanks for visiting!
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Stormtrooper Skateboard Art

I really love this art. Skateboarding, graffiti, and Star Wars all in one.

Plus I love the photography here. Pretty awesome!

Reblogged from

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Back to December

This song is beautiful to begin with but what Taylor Swift does live here is mind-blowing. She truly deserves to be on my Top 10 albums of 2010.

Back to December - Taylor Swift.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Comedy for Your Friday

I love this bit from Abbott and Costello.

As a teacher, I have often seen some pretty impressive reasoning in my math class. This one takes the cake though. 13 x 7 = 28 and it makes sense? Weird and funny.

Jeremy Hotz is always good for a laugh!

Hope you enjoy the comedy. If you're in the mood for a mixtape, go to

It's December 10th after all - comedy and mixtapes! What more can you ask for?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kadyelle - Diluted Shadows

Kadyelle is my new favoruite emcee. I absolutely love her album Earthworthy and if you like this track, you can go over to her bandcamp page to get it.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Not Done Talking

Doctor Who: "Anyway, that's not the plan."

Dr. Song: "There's a plan."

Doctor Who: "Not yet, I haven't finished talking."

- Doctor Who Series 5 Episode 5 "Flesh and Stone"

This quote speaks to the power of speech and how it can be used in the process of thought. It hearkens back to another favourite quote of mine, 

“I have to engage in endless dialogue before I write,” McLuhan explains, “I want to talk a subject over and over … I do a lot of my serious work while I’m talking out loud to people. I’m feeling around, not making pronouncements. Most people use speech as a result of thought, but I use it as the process.” 

- Fitzgerald, Judith. Marshall McLuhan: Wise Guy. XYZ Publishing: Montreal, 2001. pg 58-59.

I like to talk over ideas too. I find my best ideas actually come through in conversations. I don’t know why this is, but it does seem to be the case. When I read this quote, I knew that I wasn’t alone in this. 

I have solved problems in my class by talking. I have come up with lesson plan ideas through speech. I have come up with behaviour management techniques, routines, and countless other useful things through the process of speech. 

Cool, eh? 

Monday, December 6, 2010

We Are All Teachers

Twitter office in SF on 795 Folsom St.Image via Wikipedia
"We are all teachers: anything we say, at any given moment in time, can affect another's life--forever."

- Lonnie B. Hodge

I hope you enjoy this pearl of wisdom that was posted by one of my followers on Twitter.

Happy Monday Everyone!  
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Slow Down

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Let's bump this tune. It's a good one!

- Eighttrack Mind "Slow Down"