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At 12:16pm on July 11, 2010, Connie Weber said…
Hi Laura,
On Tom' Rogers "What Do You Stand For?" forum, the print color is off, making the page way too difficult to read. Is there a fix we can provide for that, or does Tom have to do it? I want to post that forum on Facebook, but the print has to be easier to read.
Thanks a million, a jillion for all you do to figure everything out and keep us functioning!
At 3:07am on May 29, 2010, Alex Lee said…
I visited your website briefly and found the on-line biblical Greek resources to be useful as well as the Figures de la Bible. Thanks!
At 12:45pm on May 4, 2010, D Americanhorse said…
I'm certainly glad I found it! I have neither the time or the money to go back to school. I have found answers to many questions!
You may be grimacing at my current 'grammar', but I am working on it!!!
I may still be contacting you soon with a few 'technical' things I haven't yet figured out...
At 11:38pm on May 3, 2010, D Americanhorse said…
Your 'onlinecourselady' is SUPER! I recommend it to anyone who is still learning as they go. The more I learn, the more I realize how 'unlearned' I was!
(or am...) Is that proper grammar?
At 7:53pm on May 3, 2010, John Moloney said…
And in the context of your second note...I mostly appear to be using other's sites. And while I would like to someday have a site, it's doubtful I will have one for a while, as I would have to be the soul supporter of me. But times and situations change, so maybe some day!
At 7:49pm on May 3, 2010, John Moloney said…
You're on! Send me the link. I teach at a behavioral health facility where students do not access the internet for obvious reasons. My experience and access to like minded professionals has been by way of signing on to a "ning" through a graduate program I am enrolled in. I work in a science department with 3 other people on a budget of $600/year, so adding any expenses to the already low spending, will be out of one's own pocket, not a department. So simply put, your thoughts and input are appreciated and encouraged.
At 2:13pm on May 2, 2010, Connie Weber said…
You're back! Wait, let me lay out a path of rose petals for you (my version of the red carpet)!
At 11:54pm on April 25, 2010, D Americanhorse said…
If this is a duplicate comment, I apologize. My original comment advised you that I was NOT a techie. (This one obviously confirms that...) I visited your site @ MythFolklore & the link to onlinecourselady. Wow! What a treasure trove! Can't wait to revisit & learn more! Please feel free to visit me at Brand new site, nothing fancy, but who I am...
At 7:02pm on February 23, 2010, Connie Weber said…
Hi Laura,

My gosh, you are one busy lady! I am so impressed with what's going on for you. (I keep up a bit on Twitter.) When you get a chance, give us a quick summary, ok? You're an inspiring techno-learning-leader of our times!
At 11:39am on January 6, 2010, Connie Weber said…
Hi Laura,
Yes, I saw that article and saved it in hard copy form (the real print edition of the newspaper, which a parent recycles by sending me her old NYTimes at week's end). Haven't read it yet, but now I will--thanks so much for bringing it up.
Is the role of written language really diminishing? I'll have to give that some thought.
I do know that when I use Twitter for more than a half hour a day, my mind starts thinking in smaller thought-bites. Is that good, or bad, or neither?
In some ways it seems like the importance of written language is increasing, with all the networking going on. But that may just be my world.
By the way, if you know of some good exercises in punctuation--in a book, on a site--let me know. I use Painless Grammar for some of them; there are some pretty interesting exercises in that book.
At 9:54am on January 6, 2010, Connie Weber said…
I love the Aesop example you sent. It'll be Very Fun to have the students look at that!
At 9:52am on January 6, 2010, Connie Weber said…
Hi Laura,
Thank you so much for the note about punctuation, talking how rules for capitals vary so much. I'm definitely talking with my class about this.
Winnee-the-Pooh comes to mind in the midst of it all, of course! For instance, "...he trotted off home as quickly as he could, very glad to be Out of All Danger again."
At 4:40pm on January 5, 2010, Connie Weber said…
Hi Laura,
Just wondering, do you ever think about the evolution of punctuation? Do you see the use of capital letters changing--the way we use them in titles of things, such as articles? I notice that sometimes the old rule is used: "All important words in titles are capitalized," and sometimes it's only the first word and any proper names in the title. It seems to be different in different organizations, at different sites. (New York Times, traditional rules. Science News, new rules.)
What do you notice? Is there some set of rules people are following in general? Have the rules for capitalization evolved in recent years?
At 9:08pm on December 7, 2009, Ellen Pham said…
Hi Laura! Did the music player on all our "My Page"s go bye-bye? I just went to update it with some Xmas carols, and I couldn't find it!

Now I have a yule log with no songs, as I can only put one widget in a box!
At 8:01pm on November 11, 2009, Ian Carmichael said…
Thanks Luara,
I remember your praise for Kingsley from before. I must get him from the library (yes, they have it!) and do some solid reading.
At 7:00pm on November 11, 2009, Ian Carmichael said…
Hi Laura,
As I was wandering through bookfinder, I came across this oddity - may be worth a look?
'Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind analyses techniques of searching for ultimate wisdom in ancient Greece. The Greeks perceived mental experiences of exceptional intensity as resulting from divine intervention. They believed that to share in the immortals' knowledge, one had to liberate the soul from the burden of the mortal body by attaining an altered state of consciousness, that is, by merging with a superhuman being or through possession by a deity. These states were often attained by inspired mediums, `impresarios of the gods' - prophets, poets, and sages - who descended into caves or underground chambers. Yulia Ustinova juxtaposes ancient testimonies with the results of modern neuropsychological research. This novel approach enables an examination of religious phenomena not only from the outside, but also from the inside: it penetrates the consciousness of people who were engaged in the vision quest, and demonstrates that the darkness of the caves provided conditions vital for their activities.'

A little esoteric for my local library, a little too expensive for my personal one!
At 2:44pm on October 23, 2009, Anna Billings said…
Hi Laura,
Thanks for the clarification on the link-banner, trying-to-be-like-twitter thing. I'm still in the fog about what they mean by "post a link" and "update." Given that I'm not yet tuned into twitter or facebook, I'm missing some of the info on what any of this means. Just curious. :-)

At 2:19pm on October 23, 2009, Anna Billings said…
Hi Laura,
Can you tell me what the blue banner on my page that says, "what brings you here?" is all about? It also says, "post a link" and "update." Update what? Post what kind of a link?

I think it is some sort of Ning thing that I'm hoping you'll know about.

thanks! :-)
At 2:05pm on October 23, 2009, Connie Weber said…
Perfect--thank you so much!!!! We'll explore both of them.
At 1:00pm on October 23, 2009, Connie Weber said…
Hi Laura,
Do you have a couple of favorite proverb sites? I can get proverb sites in general, just wondered if there are particular Laura-favorites.

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