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The Daily StickMan Adventures - December 15, 2016 at 05:06PM
Title: The Day The World Almost Came to an EndAuthor: Pearl CraytonSummary The narrator explains that when she was twelve years old, she was committed to being a sinner. However, she lived with a family and community whose lives revolved around the Church. One day, her cousin Rena insists that the world is coming to an end because she heard her mom and another woman discussing it and that it would happen with the eclipse that's occurring in two days. Rena insists but the narrator finds fault with her claims. However, when a woman comes by affirms what Rena is saying, the narrator becomes lost in thinking about what that could mean for her. Later when her dad comes home, she asks him if the world is going to end and explains why she is concerned. He says that it's nothing to worry about and that the world is going to end when it's going to end. This only convinces the narrator that it will end sooner rather than later. Unable to be calmed, she stays up all night wor…
So about a month ago, I got an interesting request. Some folks from South Carolina Technical Colleges reached out to me to see if I would be interested in presenting at their 2-day institution on my work with hybrid flexible pedagogy. I was a bit surprised and wondered if they thought I was more local than I was, but upon confirming they wanted me there physically (I even offered virtually), I accepted the opportunity.
For those that have been reading this blog for years (yes, all three of you), you'll probably recall that this is what I focused on for my Master in Instructional Design and even blogged about running the actual course (Post 1; Post 2). The topic is never far from my mind and I've continued to think about what it means to run a hybrid flexible course and the implications for higher education to attempt to do so. Even though it's been a few years since presenting or getting to teach it, it still resonates with me. So I'm glad I've had the opport…
Note: This review was originally written in the early 2000s and published for a no longer running website: AudiobookCafe. This review is of both the book and the audiobook. Margaret Weis rarely writes novels on her own. She usually co-authors books with Tracey Hickman and Don Perrin. In fact, this is the first book in a series that is strictly her own writing; unlike previous series such as “Dragonlance,” “Darksword,” and “Deathgate Cycle”. On her own, she tells a reliable story that has all the necessary fantasy elements: magic, dragons, kingdoms, fighting, love, and of course, scantily clad women. While her story is formulaic, the tale is still enjoyable with a few interesting twists to keep the listener guessing.
Welcome to Dragonvarld, a world where dragons and humans co-exist only through a truce among the aged dragons who have sworn to interfere with humanity as little as possible. To keep abreast of their actions, the dr…