He’s Baaack

30 08 2008

After quitting my teaching job to seek a PhD in social psychology, and moving 2,600 miles to Fayetteville, Arkansas, I am now starting to post here again.

I am not sure what the blog will be since I am not producing it for my students (I am not teaching this year), but it will likely include a bit more about research in my subject area, and less general postings. But we’ll see. Stay tuned.

Resurging interest in brewed coffee

23 01 2008

The New York Times has an article about the resurgence of interest in brewed coffee (as opposed to espresso), particularly through the new excellent extraction methods offered by the Clover brewer and siphon brewers. Siphon brewers have been used for over a hundred years, and they come and go in fads. This article highlights the “siphon bar” Blue Bottle Coffee is importing from Japan. I like the quote by the head of the importing company. Very Zen, almost like he would be talking about a samurai sword:

At Last, a $20,000 Cup of Coffee – New York Times:

“If you just want equipment you’re not ready,” Mr. Egami said in an interview. But, he added, James Freeman, the owner of the cafe, is different: “He’s invested time. He’s invested interest. He is ready.”

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19 06 2007

I am officially on leave from teaching for the summer — first time in years I have had any extended time to do anything else but teach or research (or have major gut-rending surgery, but that’s another story).

I will take leave from posting on this blog at the same time, because it is primarily for the benefit of my students. I’ll be back in September. In the meantime, I will catch up on reading, learning how to relax, and a bit of vacationing.

In the meantime, check out the postings over at Mind Hacks, Cognitive Daily, and Developing Intelligence. Click on the links over to the right —->

The last post for a while

26 07 2006

Summer session is over, and I am moving next week to a new city, teaching at a new school. So it is au-revoir for a while. Back in a few weeks.

Guess the 10,000th edublogs.org blog creation time

17 05 2006

Counting down (or up) – guess the 10,000th edublogs.org blog creation time and get a free domain and hosting :) at incorporated subversion:

Here’s a mini technorati competition, heh, if you can predict the closest time and date – GMT +11 – that the 10,000th edublogs.org blog is created then I’ll buy you a free domain, and chuck in some hosting too… all you have to do is to post to your blog the time you guess at, link to this post, and I’ll furnish you with the domain of your choice and hosting for a year.

Hmmm… I’ll go with — June 15th — 7:34am.