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Ideas for Skinning the Writing about Reading Cat

To Make a Prairie

Skinning a Cat

By now, we all know the emphasis the Common Core has placed on writing about texts, and we’re also aware of the effects that has had on writing: The writing of poetry has vanished in far too many schools while the five-paragraph essay has become institutionalized as the way to respond to what the Common Core says is “the special place” argument holds in the Standards. And too often this has resulted in writing that’s functional and mechanical but not terribly meaningful or interesting to read.

Patrick Sullivan, the author of the NCTE piece “The UnEssay: Making Room for Creativity in the Composition Classroom,” connects these results with “the kind of reductionism promoted by the Common Core Standards and the powerful, entrenched interest of the testing consortia,” And to push back on these forces, I want to offer some alternative ways for writing about reading. As in my first “

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Faculty of 1000 Recommends Morgellons disease: a chemical and light microscopy study. Middelveen MJ, Rasmussen EH, Kahn DG, Stricker RB.

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Morgellons disease: a chemical and light microscopy study.
Middelveen MJ, Rasmussen EH, Kahn DG, Stricker RB.
J Clin Exp Dermatol Res. 2012; 3(1)

Roberto Arenas and Edoardo Torres-Guerrero, Hospital General Dr Manuel Gea Gonzalez, Tlalpan-4800, Mexico. F1000 Dermatology

12 Jun 2012 | New Finding

This is an interesting paper because Morgellons disease is an emerging clinical entity that is usually unknown for the medical practitioner and characterized by the presence of microscopic filaments (in a floral-like formation) associated with slow-healing cutaneous lesions and multisystem illness. The authors consider this disease to be similar to bovine digital dermatitis, which responds to antibiotics and anti-parasitic drugs. This disease has been misdiagnosed as delusional parasitosis, but the patients and cattle included in related studies have demonstrated sero-reactivity to Borrelia burgdorferi antigens and cultures supporting a spirochetal etiology. Now, in this article, by the exposure of the samples to caustic agents, bright-field microscopy at…

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INTERVIEW ALERT: Christopher Buskirk of the Seth & Chris Show Interviewed Me to Discuss the #FlynnResignation

Here is my interview with Christopher Buskirk, co-host of Arizona’s Seth & Chris Show as well as a contributing editor of American Greatness. I discuss the Mike Flynn resignation and wher…

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The Future of Remote Sensing – The presence of scattering particles is essential to active remote sensing methods such as LIDAR

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The Future of Remote Sensing – The presence of scattering particles is essential to active remote sensing methods such as LIDAR

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The Future of Remote Sensing

Look into the future of the digital world and you might find the digital world is looking right back at you. Advances in remote sensing are giving computer networks the eyes and ears they need to observe their physical surroundings. Sensors detect physical changes in pressure, temperature, light, sound, or chemical concentrations and then send a signal to a computer that does something in response. Scientists expect that billions of these devices will someday form rich sensory networks linked to digital backbones that put the environment itself online. The goal, says David Tennenhouse, the former chief scientist at DARPA and…

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