Flashback: I’m a Person not a Label

Note: Originally posted 8 April 2008. Recently I was reading some articles about ADHD one of the things that caught my attention was the use of ADHD in lieu of words like person or child. This really bothered me. In fact I find it offensive. Why does this bother me? First, labels are dehumanizing. I … Continue reading Flashback: I’m a Person not a Label

Flashback: How to Tell You Are having a Bad Day

Note: Remember just because it is Monday your day could be worse.  Originally posted 22 April 2008. A charter bus driver in the Seattle area decided to follow the turn by turn directions exactly. He ignored the large signs warning of low clearance. Oops. The driver was transporting members of Seattle area high school softball … Continue reading Flashback: How to Tell You Are having a Bad Day

Flashback Post: Commas, Diagramming & Other Rants English

Note: One of my all time favorites originally posted 15 December 2007. The other day The Big Guy was reading my blog and informed me that I needed a comma for some reason or another. This lead to lively and humorous dialogue about my not needing commas and semi-colons. Nate that it would be a … Continue reading Flashback Post: Commas, Diagramming & Other Rants English

Flashback Post: Providence

Note: July marks the 3 yr anniversary of this version of TDZ.This month I will be reposting some of my favorite posts. This original was posted 18 Jan 2009. w of my favorites. Jimmy at Keeping it Simple wrote a post recently inspired by the actions of Chesley B. Sullenberger, pilot of U.S. Airways Flight … Continue reading Flashback Post: Providence

Would I Survive No Internet for a Whole Month?

Hmm… a month without the internet… could I make? That would be a tough one. It would probably be hard, especially if all forms of internet usage including email, Skpe and instant messaging were included in the ban. Work usage of email and selected sites would have to be excluded. Email is one of the … Continue reading Would I Survive No Internet for a Whole Month?