Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Watson introduces us to the forensic sciences of the times, giving the stories an historical science fiction flair.
Yes, the stories survive on their own merits; but the acting talents of Jeremy Brett in the British television series have made Holmes a new celebrity, and few of us can consider the "whodunit" without thinking first of Sherlock Homes.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
In addition to creating a "Tree of Holiday Books" for the Academy's youngest readers, we created a display of the three activities that we shall be indulging in during the upcoming break. Curling Up includes both holiday DVD's and stories. Our Baking selection did include cookies and soups (I know cooking, not baking, but definitely seasonal!) Most of these have already gone out. Creating is a selection of crafts - making handmade cards, origami, knitting, beading, quilting, woodworking..... The ones promising quick results ("make in a weekend") have all gone out so the recipients on someone's gift list will be in handmade heaven!
Monday, December 08, 2008
The Christmas Candle, by Richard Paul Evans, tells the story of a self-absorbed young man who is looking for a candle for his lantern. His disregard for strangers in the cold of the night is replaced by true illumination when he perceives the faces of his family in each of the cold, tired, and hungry people he meets. By the conclusion of his journey he realizes that we are all part of one large family. The story is beautifully illustrated with the paintings of Jacob Collins - a story to warm anyone's heart on a cold winter evening.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Seminar on Teaching and Learning - Understanding how to view a photograph
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