So apparently we’ve reached the point where the prospect of arming teachers as a deterrent to mass shootings is a proper subject of dicussion. As a veteran, gun owner, and someone who has been shooting since I was nine years old, I have to say this is the single worst idea I have heard in my entire life.
I just got this email from someone who hasn't quite gotten the approach right.
This lovely, law-abiding dude apparently showed up at a South Carolina Wal-Mart on Saturday under the influence of something. Let's let the cops explain what happened.
I have three boys, one of whom is a teenager.
I'm just going to leave these links here for everyone. Feel free to share.
Fires burning all over San Diego today. We dodged one this morning, but another is bearing down on us. This is the view from the second floor of my house.
This piece is long, but it's an interesting discussion on why print continues to stick around. Experts are beginning to think it's not just inertia but the fact that it appears to engage different parts of our brains than reading on a screen.
Sharing this because it relates to what goes on behind the scenes in the literature. It's not all impact factors and battling for tenure.
Readers! Without them, we don't have a job, but sometimes one angry reader can suck all the life and joy out of our work. What was your worst experience?
Please use it.
This is an old Southern recipe that may have those of you raised north of the Mason-Dixon line grabbing your stomachs in disgust, but it's actually quite tasty if you do it right. It's also one of those regional recipes that come in as many different variations as there are cooks who've attempted it, but this is how…
Today someone at work sent me a link for a digital journal they wanted me to read. I clicked through, and after it loaded, I clicked on the first page. Suddenly, I head a distinct "swoop" sound as the page turned. Unsure what had just happened, I clicked again. Sure enough, as the digital page turned across my screen,…
I'm going to assume that because you clicked on this, you've already been following all the news about Flight 370, so I won't bother with any introduction. I'm simply starting this because I want to talk about it more than I can do on TB's Gawker threads.