About two months ago, I wrote a post about my summer reading list. Obviously, I was expecting to read more books than I put on the list – I only chose seven books, and even though we were more than half way through the summer when I wrote the post, it was still very reasonable considering I’m a fast reader and I had more than a month of holiday to go – yet I write now, somewhat forlornly, that I only read two books of the seven on the list. 583 more words
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Something very complicated happens when we speak. Vocal cord vibrations are modulated by the snaky movements of a little appendage called the tongue. Twisting around the mouth cavity, tapping on the roof or on teeth-backs up front, it shapes sounds before they exit the mouth’s mini echo chamber. 872 more words
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Are you ready for the week? Will you get everything done? I bet your answers are “Sure” and “Hopefully”. Every single one of us has studied something about our profession, whether it’s getting licensed, earning a certification in a technology or getting a college degree. 168 more words
National Public Radio (NPR) is, for many, the sine qua non of the well-informed. Now savvy travelers – globe-trotters to road warriors – can stay current with NPR’s new phone app, 456 more words
NOTE: This is an updated post from the original publication date of April 6, 2016.
I’m a big fan of podcasts. They are chock-full of interesting backstories behind the headlines; they provide a brief but deep look at topics I wouldn’t take the time to read about. 626 more words