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Riichi Book I Review

Hey there! xGeo here with some exciting news!

If you haven’t heard already, Daina Chiba recently wrote a book in English about Riichi Mahjong. It is a book designed for beginners and intermediate players which is the first of its kind that I have seen. 617 more words

Japanese Mahjong

An introduction

I have just completed my first week on the job as Research Associate with Professor Paul Allain at the University of Kent on the Leverhulme Trust funded research project titled Physical Actor Training: An online A-Z and eBook. 481 more words


ThingLink: One image, endless possibilities

It’s no secret that the skills required to extract information from text are similar to those skills required to evaluate an image, as outlined in the… 214 more words


Yaku Lists

Happy New Year!

As a way to finish up the year, I am going to upload the yaku sheets that I have made in the last couple of years. 112 more words

Japanese Mahjong

To NaNo or Not to NaNo: My Issues with National Novel Writing Month

November. A month that (for normal people) signals deep fall, early winter. A month of gratitude in preparation for Thanksgiving feast. A month to snuggle into the home, ignoring the early darkness in favor of early hibernation. 1,011 more words

Writing Life

2015 AASL Best Apps and Best Websites

Kellie and I are always on the hunt to discover new technology resources for teachers, and we found some great ones at the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) national conference this past week. 200 more words


Reading the daily Mass readings during breakfast

At our house, breakfast is one of those events that happens every day with no fail, right after the kids wake up and stagger downstairs. Still clad in their pajamas, bed head and all, the kids mostly fend for themselves, rummaging through the kitchen for their usual. 410 more words