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Eric - Back to the Grill
Where is the link to the working bookmarklet? Pretty please?
Mo Kargas
Steve C
Crap mom back in hospital down the 405 from this one. Might not make it out this time. Circle of life.
Yikes, what timing. Hoping for the best. - Akiva
I hope she pulls through. - John (bird whisperer)
Keeping you close in good thoughts and many prayers. - Janet
Thinking of you xx - Melly
***hugs*** - Kirsten from Android
Holding your mom and your family in my thoughts. - vicster: full-bodied
In my thoughts, Steve. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Praying for y'all, Steve. - LB hates stale candy! from Android
Best hopes for you and all yours, Steve. - Betsy
Sending lots of prayers for your mom and the family. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
{{{Steve}}} - Anika
*hugs* Thinking of you and your family. - Anne Bouey
*hugs* Oh Steve, I'm so sorry for you - Soup in a TARDIS
*hugs* - Monique Judge from Android
*squeeze* - Alix May
(((Steve))) - Spidra Webster
I'm so sorry, Steve. I'm hoping for the best. - Jenny H. from Android
Any news, SteVe? Hoping for the best. - Stephen Mack
Dad signed the DNR papers and instructions last night. It's okay if she can't fight anymore. Only bad part is not being there to run things. I'm good at handling tough situations now my siblings and dad have to do it. Dad isn't much better off then mom so it's better if it's me. What will be will be. - Steve C
((hugs)) All the best to you and yours, Steve - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh, Steve. I'm so sorry. I'm thinking of you and your family. - joey
*big hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs tight* I'm sorry Steve - Soup in a TARDIS
Sorry - Rodfather from Android
*hugs* - Betsy
I'm sorry to hear things are not improving. I'm thinking of you. - Brian Johns
I'm sorry, Steve. If there's anything I can do, please let me know. Do you have hospice involved? They can help your mom as well as your family. Most hospice companies will provide counseling for the family for up to 6 months. - Kristin from iPhone
Thanks Kristin. Good news more troops have been parachuted in to support the bedside help. It's good to have 9 kids in the family at times like these so if three of us are down at the moment we can bring in reinforcements at a moments/ plane tickets/ notice. So we have a child lined up for 24 hours a day for next 5 days at least if needed. And they won't let me help which is backwards but appreciated and not unexpected. - Steve C
Anne Bouey
China Executes 13 in Xinjiang Region After Attacks - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
"The Chinese government executed 13 people in the Xinjiang region on Monday, part of an intensifying response to growing violence in the region that is spreading to other parts of the country. The 13 people had been found guilty of organizing and leading terrorist groups, as well as murder, arson, theft and other crimes, according to the official Xinhua News Agency, whose report cited courts in three different cities in Xinjiang. “The 13 criminals had planned violent terrorist attacks and ruthlessly killed police officers, government officials and civilians, which took innocent lives, caused huge property loss and seriously endangered public security, according to local courts,” Xinhua said. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE China Sentences Scores in Xinjiang for Acts of TerrorJUNE 5, 2014 China Moves to Calm Restive Xinjiang RegionMAY 30, 2014 The report did not give the names of the people who were executed. But the agency said three of them were involved in an attack... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
:-( - Jessie
"Uighurs are a Turkic people and are mainly Muslim; they make up more than 40 percent of Xinjiang’s 22 million people. Many Uighurs feel alienated in Chinese society because of large gaps in incomes and education between Uighurs and the majority Han Chinese. Some Uighurs have turned to extremist Islamic ideologies and some have called for an independent East Turkestan in Xinjiang." - Anne Bouey
:( - Jenny H. from Android
Yvonne
Me: Logan, let's set the table for when daddy gets back with lunch. Logan: No thank you. Me: You're being inconsiderate. Logan: I'm using my manners! (Grrrrrrrrr...)
We're stumped as to how to get our kids to be more considerate. Logan RARELY helps when asked and usually I have to return the rudeness for him to understand how it feels. It's going to be a loooooong summer. - Yvonne from FFHound!
:( - Anne Bouey
That's tough...sorry.😡😡😡 - furrworld from WinForFeed
When I responded to my mother like that, she'd say, "let me rephrase that..." - vicster: full-bodied
Oof. That's rough. - Tamara J. B.
Like vic said, I suspect the answer is some form of "While I appreciate your polite decline, it was not a suggestion, nor was it a request. It was a direction.", which is basically what I got as a kid. - Jonathan Disher
I've used those words before and I got the desired result, but he's not learning how to be considerate. It's bizarre because I consider myself to be considerate (ha ha), but I guess leading by example isn't working. - Yvonne from FFHound!
He still sees you interacting with others and with him. But he also sees that there is a difference between being considerate and being a smart ass. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
edythe
RT @EconomicPolicy: Over one-fourth of men 25-34 years old earned poverty-level wages in 2013. http://www.epi.org/publica... http://t.co/sFwIVNwSk3
:( - Anne Bouey
Steve C
" Wind was blowing, time stood still Eagle flew out of the night He was something to observe Came in close, I heard a voice Standing stretching every nerve Had to listen had no choice I did not believe the information just had to trust imagination My heart going boom boom boom "Son," he said "Grab your things, I've come to take you home."
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Home. Healthy and happy. Yes that's just gas. Favorite song to poop to so far - Ruby by the Kaiser Chiefs. His nursery music rocks. - Steve C
He's going to have good taste in music when he grows up. - Kristin from iPhone
What a sweetie! I can hardly wait to meet him! - Anne Bouey
Laura Norvig
SFO again.
Two little ones right in front of me on the plane. One already whimpering. I'm sooo tired - been up for 24 hours. Hopefully I'll sleep through any ruckus. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Aaand cue full on scream. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Then discovered my bottle of juice wasn't closed tight. Spilled on laptop bag. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Off to a great start! Another baby one row ahead on the left. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
That was a fun 3.5 hour ordeal. Let's see what the next two hours bring. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Hope it improves! - Anne Bouey
Yikes! I'm hoping that by flying Virgin this week the drama will be at a minimum. I hate being the one with 'those' kids. - Yvonne from FFHound!
It just happens sometimes -what can you do? The baby was maybe about one year old and just didn't like airplanes. I think the ear pressure thing was getting to her. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I still slept, but every time she squalled i woke up. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Marie
Big fire right behind my house. Go bags in hand. RT @surrealmccoy: @LAFDtalk @LAFD http://t.co/55O7tkn1CQ
Big fire right behind my house. Go bags in hand. RT @surrealmccoy: @LAFDtalk @LAFD http://t.co/55O7tkn1CQ
Yee! I'm glad you're ready. - Betsy
:( do you need anything? - Sir Shuping is just sir
:((( be safe, marie. - holly #ravingfangirl
Yikes! :((( - Jennifer Dittrich
Damn - Rodfather from Android
good thoughts your way - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Wow. That's no good. Hoping all is well soon. - Stephen Francoeur
Oh no! Hope you're OK. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Still there? - Anne Bouey
back at home now. i bailed earlier, it was just too close. - Marie
So glad you're safe. :) - Anne Bouey
glad that you're safe! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Steve and 4 other people
How many people do you know that have actual Wikipedia pages about themselves?
(Although to be honest, I've probably only seen Kevin 2 or 3 times ever, so I wouldn't say I really "know him") - Steve and 4 other people
Thought of this because of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... -- we're going up to SF for her investiture in the 9th circuit court tonight. - Steve and 4 other people
I think I had one on the Polish version of Wikipedia at one point. It was related to my work with independent software for the Dreamcast. Not sure if it still exists, or what it said in the first place. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Steve, you can add http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... since we both worked with him. (I think you were at TiVo at the same time as Arthur?). I guess it depends on what you mean by "know" -- like I've met Paul Buchheit in person 2-3 times now (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...) and had a conversation with him, but does that count as me "knowing" him? - Stephen Mack
I'd guess I know 5-6 people with their Wiki page. I'd have to look. One example is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... and another is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Stephen Mack
Another interesting question would be how many active FriendFeeders (that is, people posting native content at least twice this year) have a Wiki page? - Stephen Mack
I know at least 4 with pages and 3 others that are mentioned on pages. - Anne Bouey
I know 3 with pages. I probably know others, but they're more like acquaintances. - Betsy
*ominous Jimmy Wales eyes* - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Mine was deleted because I wasn't notable enough. - Amit Patel
In the real world, I know exactly one person with a Wikipedia entry, though I won't tell. I am also the step-brother of someone with an imdb entry who is also the namesake of someone who has a wikipedia entry and works in the same industry in the same country as my step-brother. Does that count? - Slippy: Potato Croquette
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki... is my dad's cousin. I got to know him a bit when he came for my father's funeral. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Three of my first cousins have pages. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
My great-great-uncle has a page. (I never met him though) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... My former downstairs neighbor has a page (for very obvious reasons) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... I know plenty of people whose companies or research has a page or is mentioned on other pages. I used to be mentioned on a page, but I fought to have the page deleted. - April Russo
Melly
I'm after recommendations for a horror movie to rent tonight! I'd prefer recent-ish (as in the last 5 years) and something that'll keep me on the edge of my seat and make me jump. I've seen all the Paranormal's and also The Conjuring.
I started watching trailers last night and then ended up watching trailers for three hours! But I do have a good list to choose from next time ;o) - Melly
Do you mind subtitles? - Anika
The Invoking. (My daughter is in it. :)) - Anne Bouey
Anne, how so? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
No, I don't mind them Anika :) Adding that to my list Anne! - Melly
Micah, my daughter is Andi Norris: http://www.imdb.com/title... - Anne Bouey
Oh, cool - thanks! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Steve C
A fine gentlemen caller has arrived a few weeks early. Jeffrey Michael entered the global ring at 9lbs 2oz with giant feet like a lion cub or like a tiny clown. Everyone is well, he poops like a champion and I have been peed on as required.
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Congratulations!! - Spidra Webster
Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Jeffrey Michael! - joey
We were so happy to hear the news yesterday, Steve. Glad to hear mom and baby are both doing well. Just in time for your first Father's Day! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! You and Janine will be amazing parents. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Woohoo! - Stephen Mack
Congrats! He's a cutie! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Wow, congrats! - Stephen Mack
Congratulations! He's a handsome little guy! - Tamara from iPhone
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
w00t! :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Congratulations! Look at that perfect face!!!!!!!1111!!!! - Melly
Yay!! Welcome Jeffrey Michael! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Jeffrey! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Congrats! He's beautiful. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
A handsome lad! Congratulations to you both. - Janet
Welcome to the world, Jeffrey! - Anika
Wonderful! Congrats! - Shannon - GlassMistress
He's a cutie. - Betsy
Congratulations! - LB hates stale candy! from Android
Yay!! Babby!!! Well done!!! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Congratulations!!! - Kristin from iPhone
Congratulations!! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Gratz! Whatta a handsome fellow - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Happy Birthday, Jeffrey!!! Congratulations, Steve! - vicster: full-bodied
<3 - Alix May
Welcome to the world, Jeffery. Happy Father's Day, Steve. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
wait. Steve C made a baby? oh wow. congrats! - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Gratulerer! - Eivind from Android
Congratulations Steve and Janine! - Soup in a TARDIS
百子圖開! 玉燕投懷! - Jessie
Thanks everyone, as always my only goal in life is to be more like Tamara - since she's having a baby i insisted we have one first and make it a king size. - Steve C
*tips hat to the new gentleman* Welcome to the world, young sir. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Anne Bouey
Anna Hill is Tired Of Photoshopped Ads. She's Come Up With Genius Satire to Prove Her Point. - PolicyMic - http://www.policymic.com/article...
Anna Hill is Tired Of Photoshopped Ads. She's Come Up With Genius Satire to Prove Her Point. - PolicyMic
"The latest batch of magazine editorial scandals from Vogue and Elle highlights the continuing pressure that women face everyday to look picture-perfect. While some corporate brands are taking a stand against airbrushing female models into oblivion, there is still much to be done to stop the damaging practice of propagating unrealistic images of women. One young woman is doing just that with her series of satirical photos called "Beauty Is Only Pixel Deep." Artist Anna Hill took photos of herself and digitally manipulated them to look like cosmetic ads that extol the virtues of Photoshop:" - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
Our view from the bandstand yesterday. Somehow, we suffered through. https://plus.google.com/+RobMic... https://twitter.com/AtmosTr...
Nice! - Anne Bouey
Jessie
24 Stunning Photos Of China's College Entrance Exams - Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/24-stun...
24 Stunning Photos Of China's College Entrance Exams - Business Insider
"Nearly 9.8 million Chinese high school students took the National College Entrance Exam, called gaokao, on June 7 and 8. The emphasis on a two-day test has sparked criticism from some educators because of the incredible amount of pressure it places on students leading up to just one test. Gaokao has also been linked to China's rising suicide rate because of mounted pressure and poor test results. Hengshui High School, the highest achieving secondary schools in gaokao over the last 14 years, has these as its two mottos: “Life is not a rehearsal, because you won’t have the chance to live it all over again,” and “If you haven’t died from hard work, just work harder." At Hengshui, students study from 5:30 a.m. to 9:50 p.m., cannot have cell phones and are allowed just one day of vacation every month. Cameras are placed in each classroom to monitor students for laziness. These types of tactics are increasingly common at what many are calling gaokao-sweatshops — schools that exclusively... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Yikes! The cheating contraptions are surprising to me. - Anne Bouey
t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Oh ffs, I am waiting for this thing to start and losing steam. If it's not begun by the end of this beer, I am out.
My night has taken a turn for the awesome. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich from Android
:) - Anne Bouey
COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I am distraught. My phone feel out of my pocket on the bus somewhere between the reception & hotel at #psuweb. Anyone finds it, please LMK
:( hope you find it, :( - chaz2b
:( Hope it gets returned to you. - Anne Bouey
Meg VMeg
Apartment acquired! Thank you all SO, SO, SO, SO MUCH for thinking of me. It's been a terrible few months, and it really means a lot.
Congrats! Yay! - Anne Bouey
I am still terrified to stop looking for an apartment, but I assume that will fade :) - Meg VMeg
Hip, hip, HOORAY!!! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Congratulations! - Betsy
hooray! - ellbeecee
Yay! - Steele Lawman
Great! - kendrak from Android
YAYAYAYAY - lris
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
*relief bump* - Marie
Woot!!! - Hedgehog from Android
Whew!!! I will not tell my cousin just in case (they have Air BNBers now anyway). - laura x from iPhone
That's wonderful news! - Katy S
Woo hoo! - Galadriel C. from Android
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay! - Jenny H. from Android
Wahoo, and thank goodness! - Catherine Pellegrino
Eric - Back to the Grill
The car repair will cost more than we paid for the car!
Really dislike - Elena
:( - Anne Bouey
Corinne L
105 F forecast for today and it's not even officially summer yet.
:( Stay indoors? - Anne Bouey
Oh yeah. I've got the fan on and the A/C will be coming on shortly. What are the temps like in the bay area today? - Corinne L
92 F in Napa - Anne Bouey
Yeesh, Anne. Stay cool! - Corinne L
I miss those temps. I'm cool with anything under 110. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
88 in Sunnyvale, although it felt MUCH hotter earlier. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Hmmm...101 now. - Anne Bouey
It's in the mid- upper 80's in Alameda. - vicster: full-bodied
I'm still wiped out from being out there today. - Rodfather from Android
Tam, you put the fire in fire sign (aka Leo). ;-) - Corinne L
Weather.com app is telling me it's 97 now (8:16 pm) but "feels like 93". Sure it does... - Corinne L
Anne Bouey
Two die in cesspit after a woman drops her phone into toilet | South China Morning Post - http://www.scmp.com/news...
Two die in cesspit after a woman drops her phone into toilet | South China Morning Post
"Two people died and three were injured after wading into a cesspool's knee-deep filth in an attempt to retrieve a woman's mobile phone and rescue those who fainted. The two fatalities were the woman's husband and mother-in-law, a local newspaper reported. The tragedy unfolded after the young woman in Xinxiang city, Henan, accidentally dropped her brand new phone into a cesspit when she went to the open-pit toilet on Wednesday, according to local newspaper Dahe Daily. Her husband jumped in to find the 2,000-yuan (HK$2,510) phone but he could not breathe and soon lost consciousness. Then, the husband's mother jumped in to save him but she, too, soon lost consciousness. In panic, the young woman followed and suffered the same fate. Seeing his family lying helpless in waste, her father-in-law called to neighbours for help. When they arrived, the old man also entered the cesspit but could not get out while two neighbours who jumped inside fainted. “The smell was too strong. I lost... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
This is crazy. - Anika
So so sad. And gross. And totally unnecessary. - Yvonne from FFHound!
2000-yuan is about $300US. I can see why they went after the phone, but such an incredible tragedy. :-( - Jessie
Steven Perez
Good afternoon, FriendFeed. - http://bunnzies.tumblr.com/post...
Good afternoon, FriendFeed.
Busy morning. Relaxing now with some nice cool pineapple. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Enjoy your afternoon, Steven. :) - Anne Bouey
Good afternoon, Anne. I will. It's time to do some podcasting. :) - Steven Perez
Good afternoon. - John (bird whisperer)
Good afternoon, John. :) - Steven Perez
Good afternoon, Bunneh! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Good afternoon, pretty Tam Tam. :) - Steven Perez
Sweet specs! - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich from Android
Good afternoon, pretty Tamara. They help me navigate through time and space. Also, they help find snacks. :) - Steven Perez
Shannon - GlassMistress
For years friends that I see mostly at parties part with 'we should have dinner sometime'. Our friend group is changing drastically because the hub person of the group has remarried and had a new baby (60 yrs old - new baby, yikes). In an effort to try to foster a new group I invited 14 women to a girls night out at a local sushi place.
Tonight's the night, 12 are going. That makes me very happy. - Shannon - GlassMistress
What a great idea! Hope it's lots of fun and the start of a new group. :) - Anne Bouey
back up. 60 years with an infant? a woman?!?!?! and gratz to being the ringleader for sushi night out! =) - Lnorigb
Sry, the guy is 60, baby mamma is 35ish - Shannon - GlassMistress
That's so great! I'll bet they were all just dying for someone to make the first move. Good job! - Yvonne from FFHound!
We will see. Its a little like herding cats, but I do hope to launch some sort of night out about once a quarter. - Shannon - GlassMistress
how'd it go? - Jenica
Well, I think. Everybody was thankful that I'd arranged it and seemed to like the idea of trying to get together once a quarter. I think a good time was had by all. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Steve C
In related news to Hookuh post, I was elected by the family to be conservator of my parents healthcare and finances without knowing I was running. With 9 kids I liked my odds but the curse of being able to make decisions quickly and stick with them follows me everywhere.
Note I'm not complaining I was just sharing. :) - Steve C
Hopefully, they (siblings) will respect and appreciate any decisions you need to make. - Anne Bouey
Oh that's not a problem Anne, nobody messes with the jesus, and everyone in my family gets along and trusts each other. - Steve C
Anne Bouey
High schoolers hire mariachi band to follow principal - 8 News NOW - http://www.8newsnow.com/story...
High schoolers hire mariachi band to follow principal - 8 News NOW
"Want the ultimate senior prank? Good luck topping what students at a Santa Barbara high school did. Apparently the mariachi band showed up at 7:30 a.m. and it lasted all school day. Seriously though, we're laughing hard. Seniors: 1, Principal John Becchio: 0." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
So awesome! - Tamara J. B.
Haha! - Jessie
I can't stop liking this. This is the best senior prank ever and that principal took it like a champ. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Nice! Mariachis are expensive, man. Haha! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Mark H
Gwyneth Paltrow thinks negative words and sounds can hurt water’s feelings - http://www.independent.co.uk/news...
Gwyneth Paltrow thinks negative words and sounds can hurt water’s feelings
"In the latest episode of ‘Gwyneth Paltrow states the absolute ridiculous’, the actress has claimed that saying negative things to water can hurt its feelings. The ‘consciously uncoupled’ star revealed that she follows the work of Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto, whose experiments attempt to investigate whether human consciousness has a direct effect on the molecular structure of water. His theories go as far as to claim that shouting at rice – as one so frequently does – could turn it bad." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
I thought for a second there, she'd had another kid and named him Water. - Ken Morley
This has to be a hoax. Either way, I don't care. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Ken, I wondered the same thing! - Anne Bouey
karıya bak euheue - moreya
If I ever met Chris Martin, I would ask him "So, at what point did you realise that she was as mad as a box of frogs?" - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Is there somewhere I can take my Homeopathy Emergency Kit to have it tested for butthurtness? I imagine that will pretty much ruin its healing properties? - Eivind
Eivind ++ - Yolanda from Android
Anne Bouey
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades - NYTimes.com
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades - NYTimes.com
"Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard. But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep. Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how. “When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. “There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain. “And it seems that this circuit is contributing in unique ways we didn’t realize,” he continued. “Learning is made easier.”" - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Children who had not yet learned to read and write were presented with a letter or a shape on an index card and asked to reproduce it in one of three ways: trace the image on a page with a dotted outline, draw it on a blank white sheet, or type it on a computer. They were then placed in a brain scanner and shown the image again. The researchers found that the initial duplication... more... - Anne Bouey
"The effect goes well beyond letter recognition. In a study that followed children in grades two through five, Virginia Berninger, a psychologist at the University of Washington, demonstrated that printing, cursive writing, and typing on a keyboard are all associated with distinct and separate brain patterns — and each results in a distinct end product. When the children composed text... more... - Anne Bouey
"It now appears that there may even be a difference between printing and cursive writing — a distinction of particular importance as the teaching of cursive disappears in curriculum after curriculum. In dysgraphia, a condition where the ability to write is impaired, usually after brain injury, the deficit can take on a curious form: In some people, cursive writing remains relatively... more... - Anne Bouey
Cursive or not, the benefits of writing by hand extend beyond childhood. For adults, typing may be a fast and efficient alternative to longhand, but that very efficiency may diminish our ability to process new information. Not only do we learn letters better when we commit them to memory through writing, memory and learning ability in general may benefit. CONTINUE READING THE MAIN STORY... more... - Anne Bouey
Makes sense to me. - Steve C
Also, I just love seeing everyone's unique writing and how it evolves over time. When my joints aren't acting up these days, I'm a handwriting fiend. - joey
https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos... - a restaurant receipt from HK from quite some time ago. I was really struck by the beautiful calligraphy on such a prosaic item. - Andrew C (✔)
I was talking to a mom at school about this. I make my kids write cursive, despite their teachers trying to make me give it up. The mom told me it helped their brain development. I was more concerned because not everything has been digitized. When they come across old letters or documents in their research and all I hear is "I can't read this." When they should be able to, I realize how much they'll lose out on knowing later. - Anika
In high school and college my notes were always a mix of cursive and print. It's faster for me to write that way. And sure, now so many students have laptops in class they can type notes, but with autocorrect, mistypes and generally not having to think about what you're writing I doubt it's nearly as effective. Plus, studies show that doodling helps recall and you can't doodle on a keyboard. - Heather
I seem to remember a recent court case in the news, can't remember what about. But one of the witnesses was a young woman who said, when asked by one of the lawyers to read something, said she couldn't read it and it turns out she can't read cursive. - Betsy
Anyone who wants to hone their cursive reading skills should work for a doctor or lawyer. Well, that was true 20 years ago, anyway. - Corinne L
Corrine, that's still true. :) - Anne Bouey
Betsey, that was Rachel Jeantel during the Zimmerman trial. Cursive hasn't been taught in schools for so long. Since she's an immigrant, she may have missed that part of education depending on what age she arrived here. - Anika
Sir Shuping is just sir
happy birthday to the one, the owliest...kendra!
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy Birthday Kendra! - Hedgehog
Happy birthday :) - Pete
Happy, happy birthday! - Galadriel C.
OWL!!! Er... happy birthday! - Julian
Happy Birthday!! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy birthday, Kendra! - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KK! - Meg VMeg
Happy birthday, Kendra! - Anne Bouey
WHO? Who? WHO? - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
OMG itss your birthday? How did i not know this? - LibrarianOnTheLoose
KENDRAAAAAAAAAAAA! - RepoRat
Happy birthday - Eric - Back to the Grill
thanks y'all! i'm actually surprised anybody remembered. i kinda forgot! - kendrak
HAPPY KENDRA DAY! - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Jessie
There Are 64 Tiananmen Terms Censored on China's Internet Today - Megan Garber - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/technol...
There Are 64 Tiananmen Terms Censored on China's Internet Today - Megan Garber - The Atlantic
"Here is a highly incomplete list of the currently blocked terms, from Ng's extensive collection: JUNE 4 天安门: Tiananmen (simplified characters) 坦克: tank liu四: phonetic for 6-4 六四: 6-4 学潮: campus upheaval ⅥⅣ: Roman numerals for 6-4 IIXVIIIIX: Roman numbers for 1-9-8-9 Jun 4th 陆肆: sounds like “liu si,” homophone for June 4 天安門: Tiananmen (traditional characters) 五月三十五: May 35, aka June 4 瓶反鹿死: Redress June Fourth six四: 6-4 six four TAM: abbreviation for Tiananmen 王维林: Wang Weilin, alleged “tank man” 春夏之交: Between spring and summer " - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"You have to give the censors credit for cleverness, at least, as they engage in this coded game of cat-and-mouse. One other term that's been newly blocked? 2的6次方. It's a mathematical expression that, translated, means "2 to the power of 6." Which is 64. Or, yes, 6-4." - Jessie
Make a comment with this link on the original post. :) Thanks for the info. - Anne Bouey
Stephen Mack
So, how are folks feeling about this project? Worth continuing?
I have JUST reduced my work hours so I have more time! I wonder if it would be better to read a book every couple of months instead of montly? - Melly
Anyone else? Bimonthly could work, but I feel like we never really got too much participation. - Stephen Mack
I'm finally in a spot where I could participate again - things got pretty hairy this winter. But if we wanted to slow down, or transform it into more of a recommendation for books in the Kindle library that look worthwhile, that could work too. - Jennifer Dittrich
I've sort of dropped out as I can't use the lending library from here and the quality of the available material doesn't seem amazing. I don't want to mess with your project, but maybe it can be expanded to free Kindle books? There are lots of gems there :) - Eivind
I can't either Eivind, I was buying the books. - Melly
Oof! Sorry, didn't want you guys having to buy. So the lending library is US only? - Stephen Mack
I wouldn't give up on it yet, but the suggestions above may help. Free Kindle books may be a good addition. I agree with Eivind about the available material in the lending library much of the time. - Anne Bouey
I'm not too keen on most of what's in the lending library either; I've been doing a lot of other reading lately and that's been a bit distracting. I love the idea of recommendations and book-club type interaction, though. - joey
I still don't have a replacement Kindle yet, so I'm dead in the water. But I highly encourage you to continue! I would participate if I could. - Hookuh Tinypants
I like the idea of the free library as well, if just because that dramatically broadens the scope (and potential readership.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm in. If for nothing else but to observe HUGE BRAINS IN ACTION - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Would we want to have different people 'run' books (even if they haven't read them before) to help spread things out a little? That might help spur discussion a bit, but shouldn't add a huge responsibility to any one person. - Jennifer Dittrich
See? ^HUGE BRAIN IN ACTION - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
I didn't mind buying! They were only a few bucks each :o) - Melly
My problem before was not having a lot of time to read and/or discuss. But I have time now. - Melly
Same here. LOL I'd be like "read the latest Kindle book or read the five lbs. of primary literature for this week's assignment?" And then I'd sadly put the Kindle away and focus on school. But now, I'm ready! I just...don't have the Kindle. LOL Hoping to get it replaced in the next few months. Which sucks because people bought me Kindle books for Christmas that I haven't been able to download. Gotdamned technology! - Hookuh Tinypants
I am still resisting the kindle (or any other e-reader) so was only reading the books I could get from the library or cheap from marketplace. As the chooses were often decided right at the beginning of the month I didn't always have time to get them. Don't worry about accommodating this luddite though, I just wanted to explain why I don't always join in :-) - Heleninstitches
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