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Search Potpouri January 30, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Blogging, Humor.
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One of the interesting things about WordPress is the Dashboard. In particular, the Blog Stats page gets my attention, not just because of the view count, but because it provides search phrases that people have used to find your blog. Given the recent headlines, where the major search engine providers are being asked to reveal the kinds of things people search for, I thought it might be interesting to take proactive look.

Tonight, I pulled out the phrases that hae been used for the past week or two, and noticed some interesting patterns, and some very interesting oddballs.

Hearing God’s Voice January 30, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Family, Parenting/Children, Religion.

This morning in Bible Study, we were discussing the notion of hearing an audible “voice of God.” The subject of the study was Samuel, and the text was 1 Samuel chapters 2-3.

At the outset, I asked the following:

All of us have answering machines or voice-mail for our cell phones. Who calls and leaves messages for you? Now narrow that group down a bit… who calls that doesn’t need to leave their name and number at the beep?


Poems January 29, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Blogging, Family, Football, Humor, Love, Parenting/Children.

Over the years, I’ve used poetry to express feelings that didn’t seem to come out easily. Odd, but sometimes the forced structure of a poem can make it easier for me to dig out untapped emotions and thoughts, and lay them out on the table.

Here are some of my favorite poems (that I’ve written), on a variety of subjects.

Why do you Blog? January 28, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Blogging, Computers, Theater.
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Several of my friends have asked me why I’ve started blogging, and in all honesty, the answer isn’t that simple. Tonight, I jotted down a few reasons that I blog.

Theater of My Mind January 27, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Education, Learning, Memory, Theater.

Today, I saw an article from the Association of Psychological Science about memorizing lines for theatrical performances. Since this is an ability that many of my friends have commented on, I think I have a relevant opinion on the matter.

I think they’re out to lunch. Educators tell us that all people, not just actors, learn in one of three ways. My experience is that successful actors use all three (some more than others perhaps, but all three).