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All my students tell me that Twilight isn't cool any more. I usually respond by telling them that it never was. It's just humour on my part, since I never considered reading the book. S described the series to me as a girl thing and I...

This year for Halloween, I did nothing. It was the same as last year. However, the difference this year was that no small children came to my door looking for candy. I guess that tradition isn't taking off, at least in my neighbourhood. In other news,...

A strange thing has happened recently in my work: it has stopped requiring advertising. About a week ago, the last of my year 12 students finished up. The HSC has begun and I'm not required anymore. Hopefully the guys--they were all guys this year--do alright. In...

I have never really understood the desire authors have to slip the occasional foreign word into story, especially in dialogue. I got thinking about this yesterday, in relation to Nam Le's 'Cartagena'. The story itself is a coming of age story for a child assassin...

The comic above is funny to me probably because I watched the original Terminator the other night. I hadn't seen it for a long time, so I had a good laugh at some of the effects, clothing, and hair. Mostly the hair. What I found odd,...

For some unknown reason, I can't quite get the chorus of Mumford and Sons' 'Little Lion Man' out of my head. I've been quiet on the blog this week. No particular reason--there are just weeks where there's not a whole lot to say. I've been listening...