Month: October 2019

A Grave Affair: Oct 26 Halloween party

Self-tutoring about parties and music: the tutor shares about last Saturday night. I attended A Grave Affair on October 26, 2019. It was a Halloween party hosted by CR Head Injury and was a lot of fun. My wife and

History: General Nathan Bedford Forrest, part 0

Self-tutoring about the Civil War: the tutor mentions a quote never far from his mind. I have never on the field of battle sent you where I was unwilling to go myself, nor would I now advise you to a

Driving, Autos and Lifestyle: Winter tires in BC

Self-tutoring about driving: the tutor mentions a fact he’s learned. Winter tires are required on most BC highways Oct 1 to April 30. Failure to comply can mean a fine. What follows is my interpretation of the BC driving and

Paranormal, supernatural, and mysteries: US Navy admits UAP

Self-tutoring about mysteries and history: the tutor shares a discovery. Apparently, the US Navy has acknowledged video footage showing unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). It is footage captured during flights by US fighter pilots who encounter flying objects outside of explanation.

English: phonics: digraph vs blend

Self-tutoring about English sounds: the tutor shares about digraphs and blends. A digraph is two consonants that combine to make a single sound not recognizable from the combining ones: th and ch are examples. A blend is two consonant sounds

Communication: images vs text, part 1

Self-tutoring about display communication: the tutor continues about images vs text. I begin in yesterday’s post comparing text with pictures: if a picture is worth a thousand words, why is literacy important? Consider the word “harvest.” Writing it is instant,

Research: text vs pictures, part 0

Self-tutoring about display communication: the tutor shares some ideas. In the 1970s and 80s, when I was in school, books for early readers typically had, more or less, a picture per page. As reading advanced, pictures thinned out. A novel

Politics: election 2019: part 0

Self-tutoring about politics: the tutor begins about the results of Canada’s 2019 election. Hello, Canadians! Congratulations on your vote: you changed the political landscape. Last night’s two big winners are the Conservatives and the Bloc. Green, rising from one seat

Politics: majority or minority government?

Self-tutoring about Election 2019: the tutor discusses majority vs minority government. As far as I can tell, the Liberals and Conservatives are dead even right now: 31% to 32%. NDP is at 19%. There is another close split: Canadians’ preference,

Politics: do Canadians care about balancing the budget?

Self-tutoring about politics: the tutor continues about the idea of balancing the budget. Supposedly, 77 percent of Canadians think the next government should balance the budget. Yet, last I read, no major party is offering to do so during the