Category: Popular culture

My Reading in 2013: Favourite Books

He didn’t want a television, he had no need of a radio. He didn’t want the world to come in….He couldn’t stand the false hysteria […] 

(My) Doctor Who (1963-2013)

Cuddled up on the couch with my children early this morning watching the simulcast Day of the Doctor, the fiftieth-anniversary of Doctor Who, made me feel […] 

What have you read (so far) in 2013?

Darcy tapped the page of his book and the next appeared. It had been years since he had to physically labour, turning page after page, […] 

Review: The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann

“I think he got it just right”                                     […] 

Not a list (a reflective post with 2013 in mind)

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” “Fight evil, read books.” These two quotes are […] 

Digital Citizenship, Facebook and Schools

What is it to be a good digital citizen? How do schools effectively manage their online reputation and assist students to be safe? How does a […] 

Where is the inspirational teacher in Australian popular culture, literature and film?

My last session with EDGD824, my English pre-service teachers at the University of Wollongong, arrives this week and I wanted to say something to inspire […] 

Social Reading: Fad or Future?

Reading has always been a solitary pursuit – by definition – in my mind. I never sought membership of any kind of club or group […] 

Music and Water II

Streaming Music in Australia (at mine) I posted about the new streaming services, spoiling Australian music fans for choice, last month and felt like updating […] 

Music and Water

”Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity…It’s terribly exciting. But on the other hand it doesn’t matter if you think it’s […] 

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