Tip #229: Gasbuddy.com

Spring break is coming up on my site. From April 4 through April 9 there will be no classes. I’m planning to drive out to Colorado to spend some time with my son.  I am also going to try, again, to learn to snowboard.  Because, I don’t want to admit I am getting...

Are you an AMC stubs loser?

Are you an AMC stubs loser? Sometime ago, my wife and I went to see the movie Reminiscence at our local theater. Since this post is not about the movie let me just say a few quick things about it. It was OK, I suppose. The movie did what it was supposed to do. It...

Letter of the week. :-)

Last week, I received this note. Thank you thank you thank you!We are back to Classical Conversations after 2 years off.I hadn’t expected to come back and your videos are a total life saver!I have a student in Henle 2 and Henle 4, and although it is too late for...

You get where you are going, as it turns out.

“And so here we are, right on schedule. It turns out that, however you might wish otherwise, you eventually wind up wherever it was you were going. If you get on the plane to Chicago, and I would urge you to follow me closely here, you are going to land in Chicago. We...

Tip #227: Check email last

Here’s a tip I learned years ago from Michael Masterson’s book The Pledge, which I read again this week.  (I do not recommend this book for kids, or teenagers, by the way.) Check your email last. I understand not everyone can do this. Some jobs will not allow it....