HipGnosis… and other things

My friend put together a track for his HipGnosis album using my voice, among others. You can connect to it here through his livejournal, or here through his website. Ben, you and he should really talk in person at some point; you’d rock each other’s worlds, I suspect. , you have now become a tag in my journal-indexing files. Consider this kudos.

Today was the first day I had actual classes to teach. They went well. Tomorrow things begin in earnest.

I’ve decided, among other projects this year, to write the same number of book reports as my school’s kids are supposed to do. In fact, I’m going to try to write a 3/4-page to one-page review of each book I read this year. I wrote the first one, on The Prize Game by Donald A. Petrie, about legal privateering in the 18th and 19th centuries. I’ll post it in a few days, when I get around to transferring documents from my poky desktop machine to my newly refurbished laptop.

I put together a CD-ROM of all of my seventh grade history teaching materials from the last two years. It is, regrettably, keyed to a not very good book, and it is a far-from complete set of worksheets and digitized maps and digitized photos of relevant objects of art, industry and personality. However, it still fills 382.6 MB of a typical CD, and is quite the collection of hugeness. I gave the academic director a copy of it for my school portfolio, and then all the seventh grade history teachers will receive a copy of it tomorrow. Over the next few months, I plan on doing the same thing with my ninth grade history files, which probably fill a couple of CD-ROMS. I have been teaching that class for nine years, after all. I rock.

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