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I am Jeff McMahon. I teach college English, I'm married to a middle school English teacher, and we have a "rescue" dog, Gretchen, with special emotional needs, though I imagine we're now just as dependent on Gretchen as she is on us.
Interests: power yoga, combat conditioning, cars that possess the i've-got-to-have-it factor, vegetarian cooking, blissed-out naval-gazer and underground dream pop music, a few well-chiseled books. other website:
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Full disclosure: I love my Sangean WR-2 and would buy one again, but Jack has had a different experience with Sangean: I've had only bad experiences with Sangean radios: An SG-622 with assembly quality so poor that the volume knob... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
Jonny, that is spot on, my man. I couldn't have said it better.
I'll try that, Ed. Thanks. I should add the problem has stopped. I'm wondering if I had the earbud plug on but not in the jack. In any event, if it happens again, I'll try your advice.
Meg01 for sure.
All 8 variations are taken for the 2014 Benarus Megalodon. I missed out but signed up anyway just in case one becomes available. I love the build quality and lume on my Benarus 44mm Moray Dart, so the brand appeals... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herculodge
Two in-class essays. 100 points each, 200 total Two research papers. 200 points each, 400 total Annotated Bibliography. 100 points Final Research Paper. 400 points Class Attendance and Participation. You can lose up to 50 points for excessive absences, tardies, smartphone use in class, doing other homework in class, and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Since there are four assignments, two research essays and two in-class essays based on those texts, post your lessons in 4 separate units. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
One Youtube reviewer traded his Dyson (poor air flow and overpriced) for the Vornado 660.
Lasko generates more wind but is louder.
Ed recommends an electronic store one mile from my house that might be able to fix it. But what cost I do not know.
Radios, watches, and fans. What is it? In any event, our office doesn't have a fan even though we have 4 other fans in the house, two of them Vornado models. I've never had the 660 before but took a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
That's possible. I don't know what to do. After reading how buggy the RCR clock radios by Sangean are on Amazon, I don't know what I'll buy if anything.
I thought intermitent speaker sound only happened to old vintage radios. Purchased 6 and a half years ago, my beloved Sangean WR-2 is on the fritz with speaker sound fading in and out. It works fine through the earbuds. I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
I've been really struggling with basic functions, so my wife sent me this: Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
Tony has apprised us of the latest watch gadgetry, an Apple watch you can get out of your printer. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
Championing oversized Invicta watches for many years, it appears Michael Davis broke his ties with that company and did so in a publish fashion, posting his discontent with his job on his facebook page as posted on Miss Moss the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
Signs of Life in the USA Seventh Edition Syllabus Template Twenty-Four Lessons Introduction to English 1A Introduction to Semiotics and Critical Reading/Writing 1-22; Chapter 1: Consuming Passions 81-103 (Shames and Gladwell) Writing About Popular Culture 23-64; Chapter 1: 104-116 (Norton and Dery) Conducting Research and Citing Sources 65-79; Chapter 1:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Lessons for 23 Classes Updated on July 22, 2014 (one 1,300-word annotated bibliography for last essay) Introduction to English 1C “Letter from Birmingham Jail” 799-812; Introduction and Chapter 1: Four Pillars of Argument 3-23 Chapter 1 Continued: Is College Education Worth the Money? 23-50 “Politics and the English Language” 778-788;... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Viktor Frankl Principle You don't choose meaning; meaning chooses you: NPR Story about Laundry Love Example of an Essay That Refutes Viktor Frankl's Core Message Youngtae An McMahon English 1C 2014.4.16 Man's Search for Meaning In Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl tells the very personal story of his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Critical Thinker
I don't wear the CGT enough. I need to feed the love for it. I'm not sure if the Mega would suit me for long-term but I do like it a lot.
SWLing Post reports strong performance on SW and AM with the Tecsun R1212A Portable Radio. Sadly, the radio is no longer produced. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Herculodge
About ten years ago, my short story "The Curse of Tatiana Minero," a fable about a man whose memories of a teenage girl ruin his life, was published in Void magazine. I did a Google search of the story today... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Herculodge
If you like big monster teeth on your watches and a big 48mm bezel with double-coated sapphire and professional grade lume, you might be tempted by the Benarus Megalodon. I'd like to see real photos first. However, 4 of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Herculodge
English 1A Two typed 1,200-word essays 200 each, 400 total One final 1,600-word essay, 400 total 2 in-class reading exams (for the reader text) 550 words, 100 each, 200 total 1 annotated 1,500-word bibliographies 100 Class Participation and Attendance 100 Extra Credit is 100. Total 1,200 1C is same as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Last night already weary of having gained about 8 pounds over the last 8 weeks, my family, another family, and I gathered at a pizzeria where I promised myself I’d limit myself to two pizza slices. However, that’s not how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Herculodge