Somehow, probably in the discount bin at the failing Coconuts music store, I fell into possession of a cassette called Guitars and Other Cathedrals, by Adrian Legg. Accurately described in Wikipedia as “impossible to describe.” (Heh.) Legg plays hybrid acoustic/electric reassemblies that he constructs himself, and while playing often changes the tuning of the strings mid-note.
This is roughly 10′ by 3.5′ . Hopefully it will yield carrots, lettuce, peas, cucumbers, parsnips and some herbs, basil in particular. If we succeed, we can lengthen the bed, and maybe even straighten it out. Tho it would be less charming. At the moment the only thing in there is dirt mixed with cow poop.
I submitted it to one publisher after another as well as several literary agents. It was rejected again and again, always on the same grounds. ‘Older children wouldn’t like it because it’s about rabbits, which they consider babyish, and younger children wouldn’t like it because it is written in an adult style.’ I refused to … More And now another commentary on people who rely on formula rather than thinking
This presenter argues that today’s spoon-fed textbook curriculum is possibly the WORST way to “teach math”. http://notabob.blogspot.com/2010/05/math-education-sucks-same-way-tv.html The nicely sculpted exercises produce students who can squeak by on a test consisting of identical nicely sculpted exercises, but who retain little long-term and can’t reason their way out of a paper lunch bag. Educationally “it’s the … More Learning math
The concept is: if you took a long break from tournament chess and then came back with a $200 improvement budget, how would you spend it? Like most respondents thus far, I wouldn’t spend anything on chess software or website memberships. For computer-related chess training I’d make do with the free chess tactics server mentioned by Denys … More $200 chess budget – my answers
Chess blogger question: So you’ve just taken three years off from chess. You sold all your books and all your memberships have expired except for USCF. Everything else – state, club, ICC, Playchess, MCO, Fritz, Chessbase – you have none of that. You’re starting from scratch. You’ve decided not only to get back into the … More The $200 chess budget challenge