Wishing my American readers a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving season. Will you be participating in that great American tradition: Black Friday shopping? I never have, because I hate the crowds, but I’ve heard that more and more people are turning to online deal sites and other cyber-shopping options, in lieu of running out to Black… [Continue]
One Space or Two at the End of a Sentence?
AAAARGH! Am I the last person on the Internet to learn that modern typography calls for just one space after a sentence, not two? In my defense, yes, I did learn to type on a manual typewriter, which had a monospaced (fixed-width) Courier font. On the other hand, I have been writing and publishing on… [Continue]
Do You Teach Evolution or Creationism?
This week’s topic at Surfnetkids.com is Human Evolution. As I was penning it, I thought a lot about my readers, many of whom, might teach creationism instead of evolution. Since comments on not enabled on that section of Surfnetkids.com, I decided to open up the discussion here. So, my question to you is, as a… [Continue]
Facebook Ban for Middle School Students?
In a bold move, middle-school principal Anthony Orsini asked his students’ parents to cancel their kids’ Facebook accounts. Quoted on CNN.com, he says “There is absolutely no reason for any middle school student to be a part of a social networking site! Let me repeat that – there is absolutely, positively no reason for any… [Continue]
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