Thursday, December 27, 2012

bye bye bye bye bye

I'm abandoning this blog and replacing it with "Daughter of Schenectady Synecdoche" here. I've had problems with the Blogger blog that I just have not been able to fix. (If you're viewing this on a Mac computer browser, for example, you probably can't see the entire title.) A migration to WordPress is an easier fix. Like "Schenectady," "Daughter" is where I blog about personal stuff like cooking, gardening, and cycling.

If you're keeping score, there are two other blogs: "Writing Matters" is here, for blogworthy stuff related to first-year writing pedagogy, and "Chenango Metonymy" is here, for other professional and scholarly informal writing. And hey, I'm on Twitter here.

You may be noticing that there aren't a whole lot of posts on the blogs. Maybe that will change, maybe it won't. But I'm keeping all three, for whenever the spirit moves me. Meanwhile, I manage that 140 characters pretty often.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Garage Mahal

Here's one of the the biggest results of our 2012 efforts Chez Howard: we had the new garage built to replace the 100-year-old decrepit disaster. Now we're reaping the benefits. As the first storm of the year graces us with 6" of snow, our vehicles are tucked away. We will not have to scrape off any windshields!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How to read a book, redux

A friend has asked me to repost this from an old blog. So here you go, folks: how to read a book!