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Break’s Over

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Thank you all for your patience as I took an unplanned hiatus from the blog. The summer’s over now, and it’s time to return to a regular schedule of writing.

I just added 22 new categories and went back through the archives to update them. So now, if you want to browse through posts that contain Classroom Ideas or my thoughts on Education Policy, those are now options available to you. You can see the Popular posts that, for whatever reason, generate the most traffic, or sift through the Snark. I even added a new category on Teaching Shakespeare, because that’s how I roll.

So what can you expect from the next few months of Shakespeare Teacher? Well, I’m kind of curious about that myself. I expect I’ll continue to do the riddle, and have no plans to abandon the anagram. I even have a new feature planned, still in search of a title. The rest is a mystery waiting to be unravelled. I’m looking forward to our making that journey together.

He Bids Us Follow

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

So I have a Twitter account now. I haven’t really been Tweeting very much, but I could start, like, any minute now.

If you want to follow me, you can find me here.

“Follow me, the wise man said.
But he walked behind.”

Leonard Cohen
“Teachers”

Recent Comments

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Now that the one-two punch of reCAPTCHA and Akismet have practically eliminated spam from my comments list, I feel safe adding a “Recent Comments” feature to the right-hand sidebar. This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for some time, since I really like how it has changed the experience of reading Duane’s blog for me. But without the spam-busters, it would have been impossible.

What this means for you, the reader, is that if you decide you’d like to comment on an older post, the rest of the Shakespeare Teacher community will be able to see it, and possibly continue the discussion. So feel free to weigh in on today’s Shakespeare or rank my list of sources by reliability or whatever old discussions you’d like to reinvigorate. Go ahead and give it a try!

Unfortunately, this will make it slightly harder to avoid spoilers for Thursday Morning Riddles and Conundrums, but I think the trade-off is worth it.

I have also created an e-mail address where you can contact me directly. It is “webmaster” at this domain name.

Shakespeare Teacher: Serving our customers since 2007.

CAPTCHA’d!

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

The spam was getting way out of control, so I installed reCAPTCHA. Now, when you want to leave a comment on this blog, you will just need to type in a couple of words to prove you’re a real human. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Feel free to play around with it by leaving a comment in this post. This will also let me know that the thing is working, so thanks in advance.

A New Look

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Okay, I’m playing around with a new look for the site (finally!) and I wanted to get some reader input before committing to anything. I have a few specific questions for readers of this site:

  1. Do you like the way the site looks now, compared to the old look?
  2. Is it easier or harder to read than the old style?
  3. Is there anything you were able to do in the old style that you can no longer do?
  4. Is anything about this style distracting or confusing?
  5. Should I keep it how it is, or put it back how it used to be?

It’s the age-old debate of form vs. function, but I have to say that the site looks a lot more like a ShakespeareTeacher.com than the old style, which looked more like SomeGuysWebsiteIDontCareAbout.org.* Also, I like that there’s a calendar, which I haven’t had before.

Anyway, let’s try this out for a while and see how it goes.

*SomeGuysWebsiteIDontCareAbout.com was taken.

My Very Own Blog

Monday, January 1st, 2007

This is my first blog entry. Today is the first day of a new year, a day when we can imagine the future and all of its possibilities stretched out before us. Starting a new blog is kind of like that. Thanks for reading this, and maybe I’ll be back.