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Flight with me (sic, not sick!) at Craft Brewed

I enjoyed a flight of seven four ounce beers (the glasses are 5 ounces but none was filled completely so I'm guesstimating they were coming in around four ounces each) at the wonderful Craft Brewed on Franklin Road last Friday after work and I took notes. Here I share them which you, perhaps to inspire, at least to inspire envy. It's a process. Craft Brewed is right around the corner from Camp Bow Wow, where my pooch Watson spends a day or two once a week. He is a feisty two year old and those camp days are as much to give his much older brother Macguyver a bit of relief as they are to exercise Watson to tiredness. Craft Brewed actually teams up with Bow Wow occasionally for Tuesday evening "Yappy Hours," when leashed doggies are encouraged.

First let me say I am a Rewards cardholder at this establishment. As such, I am promised ten dollars back on my registered credit card for every $150.00 I spend imbibing beer. This to my mind is even better than the b…

The Best Mom Ever

I tried to post this on Facebook but I guess they don't want to become GIFbook. So here it is and I'll link to it from there. That'll teach 'em.

My daughter and my son and their much loved mom were dancing out on the patio one night last November (according to the filename on the camera upload in my bloated Dropbox picture folder. I snapped away, never dreaming that on Mother's Day 2014 I'd post a .gif created (at from the little picture series on me bloggie.

Here it is, though, as proof that dreams undreamed can come true, and as testament to the best mom ever. It has been the joy of my life to share it (my life) with my dear Lee Ann.

Dance on...

Vote Wyatt, and vote Bigelow!

Vote Wyatt, and vote Bigelow! I generally try to stay removed from local politics. They're confusing, convoluted, and in many cases probably corrupt. The current state election primary, though, has had me out greeting voters at the early primary voting polls, though, because Vince Wyatt is running for District 4 General Sessions Court Judge.

I know Vince, and in reading his bio I was amused to see that we graduated from Vanderbilt University the same year, in 1996. Of course, he had graduated high school 24 years after I had, but that's not the point. I wonder if we had any classes together? I'll have to ask him when next we meet, which will be, I hope, at his election celebration party.

He's a good man. He told me once that he's always seen both sides of the issues he's defended in court, and always been able to understand which side was more at fault or justified.

IMPORTANT: You have to remember, when you go to the polls, that whether you are Republican or …

FABulous Video Describing Second Life and World of Warcraft in Education

Hello and happy May to you and to yours. May Day! May Day!
Give yourself the gift of viewing this 13 minute video comparing SL and WoW and giving specific examples of how learning and teaching can be more immersive. I hate to use the "F" word (Fun) because it somehow seems to lower the educational value in the minds of some readers. But you're not one of those, now, are you?
I lifted this embed from the new issue of Virtual Education Journal, and give yourself that gift as well--it's 149 pages of excellent reading. Get it?

From Matthew Poole, aka Cyrus Hush: