Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Adventures of ACTION ITEM!

The Adventures of ACTION ITEM!

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
It wasn't until reading some other reviews of this story that I realized that Gregor's turning into a bug was an analogy for what happens when someone gets a serious illness. OK. I'm slow.

It brings me back to my high school days when my wonderful English teacher gently chided me for not seeing the analogy to Christ in "The Old Man and the Sea." I had an excuse back then because I was new to the whole concept of analogies in literature. Now I'm just slow.

I recommend this story.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

South Dakota Road Trip 2008: Day 1

Today we set out on our first real family road trip in many years. Our eventual destination is Custer State Park in South Dakota. Tonight we made it as far as Mitchell. The kids did really well over the six+ hour drive.

We listened to book four of "The Melendy Quartet," A Spiderweb for Two. Denise also did a great deal of reading from Understood Betsy. Now, the kids are asleep and we're tired. Tomorrow it's off to the Corn Palace, then out to join the American Bison at Custer!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Testing Zemanta

Compiz Fusion mit Cube-PluginImage via WikipediaIt has been some time since I have written anything substantive here. Unfortunately, this will not be substantive! I am trying out a new plugin for blog authoring called Zemanta. It looks pretty interesting. It scans what you are writing and makes suggestions about related pictures, links and tags.
I might go back to some previous posts and see how it helps.

For some reason, it suggested this picture of Captain Picard fighting the Borg. I'll use it.
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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Emily's Piano Recital

Emily had her piano recital tonight. Here's the performance. (This is also my very first YouTube video upload.)