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June 27th, 2006

(no subject) @ 07:49 pm

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Ever heard Tommy Emmanuel? He's incredible. I had found his album The Journey a few years ago, and found two of his albums, Only and Endless Road, on eMusic. If you like great instrumental guitar music, he's worth hearing.

I'm back in the classroom tomorrow. I led the certification class most of last week, although I had lots of help from the training manager. Most of it wanted. I'll pick up again tomorrow and go through the end of the week. Should be interesting. I'm working on a different approach in the classroom, because obviously the approach I'm comfortable with isn't working and probably hasn't worked for some time. I take too much of a linear approach to the material, and people get bored and start asking off-the-wall questions. I'm of the school that believes that if the material is in the student material, it should at least be referenced, and in a class like this one, which is kind of like what Dilbert refers to in the second panel of this strip, there just isn't time. Actually, were it up to me, I'd have the learners do the reading on their own and have them spend their mornings doing case studies. I should suggest that.

Mary's at class this evening. This is her last class; tomorrow she takes the certification exam in medical billing and insurance. I'm positive she's going to ace it. She's not quite as confident. There's a graduation ceremony on Thursday, which she's decided not to attend.

She just called and let me know she's ready to be picked up. Later, y'all.
 
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From:bayarts
Date:June 28th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
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Best of luck to Mary! She'll ace the certification exam. I just know it.

Tommy Emmanuel is amazing!

Here's a little video that I think you might enjoy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WdmIdgBj6A
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From:john_holton
Date:July 2nd, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
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I've always loved watching kittens stumble around and try to find their legs. I remember watching as Judy's litter started trying to jump over the cardboard barrier we had put up for them, and how crazy things were when they finally did. And the first time we let them out of isolation was a riot. A few years later, we adopted Homer and Jethro, not realizing just how young they were (they were barely a month old and had been taken from their feral mother, who lived in a junkyard). When we discovered they could barely walk, we realized that we'd also have to bottle feed them. They're enormous now.

Thanks for sharing that film!

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...