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Kenneth Ronkowitz
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It is a phenomena that most pets owners have observed. Their dog or cat seems to know hen you or another familiy member is coming home. This doesn’t mean that it knows it is 6 pm and that you always come home at that time. It could be that it senses its…
It is a phenomena that most pets owners have observed. Their dog or cat seems to know hen you or another familiy member is coming home. This doesn't mean that it knows it is 6 pm and that you alway...
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There is a little history lesson in this post, but the history is what leads me to think that the time is right for a new “Invisible College.” The original Invisible College was the Rosicrucian College, identified by Frances Yates as the “Invisible…
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Great Falls Anthology Reading Will Be May 10
May 10, 2014 at 1 PM A free poetry reading by the contributors to the Great Falls Anthology at the Hamilton Club Building,32 Church Street, Paterson, NJ The Distinguished Poets Series of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College This new antholo...
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I finished reading Stephen Greenblatt’s book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, this week.  It inspired this morning’s poem on my daily poem project, Writing the Day. Reading Lucretius this twenty-first century morning makes me a Roman meditating a…
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Cherry Blossom Time Signals Spring in NJ
From April 5-13, Branch Brook Park in Newark will again host its spring festival under pink petals to celebrate the Essex County Park System and its beloved collection of cherry trees. The week’s events include the Cherry Blossom 10K run on April 6, the chi...
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This week is technically the last frost date for Paradelle, but the weather has been rather cold. We had a bit of snow on Monday and below freezing for a few nights. Nevertheless,  this weekend will be spent in the garden.  I find turning the soil and…
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The first eclipse of 2014 is a good one for observers throughout the Western Hemisphere and especially for the Americas. On Tuesday, April 15, there will be a total lunar eclipse that will turn the moon a coppery red, according to NASA. It’s called a…
The first eclipse of 2014 is a good one for observers throughout the Western Hemisphere and especially for the Americas. On Tuesday, April 15, there will be a total lunar eclipse that will turn the...
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Billy Collins on poetry
Some thoughts by Billy Collins on poetry The mind can be trained to relieve itself on paper. You come by your style by learning what to leave out. At first you tend to overwrite—embellishment instead of insight. You either continue to write puerile bilge, o...
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Every time I use this video in a workshop and class, I am delighted by its approach. (And I feel great sympathy for the editors!)  However, I have taken to stopping for each of the 5 chapters in order to let brains in the room refresh. 
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Jane Goodall turns 80 today. I met her once. More on that later. I have admired her for many years. Back in 1960, at the age of 26, Jane left England to what is today Tanzania to enter the world of wild chimpanzees. She had a notebook and a pair of…
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The Silence in the Empty House
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Poets Online - poetsonline.org
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Google Zeitgeist 2011
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E-learning and Moodle: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going - Techvibe...
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There I was, learning about how people learn using the world’s most popular open-source learning management system, Moodle—directly from the

How to Prototype Web and Mobile Apps in 30 Minutes by Amir Khella
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Twitter Feed - NaHaiWriMo
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Write at least one haiku a day during the month of February — and beyond! Make every month National Haiku Writing Month!