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Shazam!

When I was a kid, I loved the TV show Shazam! It was fun to see a kid who could transform into a superhero just by saying one word. So…
IndieWeb

Making Appointments

Just after mid-term every semester, my University holds "advising weeks" during which faculty meet with all of their advisees to help them plan their schedules for the upcoming semester. I…
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Us

I loved Jordan Peele's first movie, Get Out. I thought it was one of the top five movies of 2017. So I was very excited about Us, Peele's second movie.…
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Spring Break Movies

Although I didn't go anywhere for spring break two weeks ago, I did take advantage of the time away from the office to go see three movies. Captain Marvel ☆☆☆☆☆…
IndieWeb

An Alternative to the Corporate Web

I've written about why I think we need the IndieWeb before. I'm going to the Popular Culture Association Conference in April and will present about this there as part of…
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Fighting With My Family

This movie was an unexpected surprise! Based on the true story of professional wrestler Paige, the movie chronicles Saraya Bevis' rise from wrestling in the World Association of Wrestling, a…
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February Movies

In the last two weeks of February, I traveled to San Francisco and then to London. The best part of long plane rides is that many planes have individual screens…
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Mary Poppins Returns

I haven't seen the original Mary Poppins movie with Julie Andrews since I was a kid. I think that's because I didn't especially enjoy it. But I am a huge…
LearningTeaching

The Vulnerability of Learning

I spent the last three days talking about learning and teaching at Plymouth State University's January Jamboree and the University System of New Hampshire's Academic Technology Institute meeting. Both events…
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Vice

I loved The Big Short, Adam McKay's 2015 film about the 2006-2010 financial crisis because of its strategies for explaining complex financial information. The use of various narrators to explain…
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Shoplifters

The first movie I saw at a theater in 2019 was Shoplifters, a Japanese film that won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The movie tells…
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Christmas Streaming Movies

I went to Florida to visit my parents for Christmas and we watched three movies on their streaming services. Dumplin' ☆☆ First, we watched the original Netflix movie Dumplin'. Jennifer Aniston…
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