Block letters

“If your handwriting is suspect (this is surprisingly true of many people!) then write in block letters.” ~Syllabus for Physics 213 (Intro to Modern Physics), Fall 2006, UNL.

When I read this, I thought block letters literally meant “blocky” capital letters, so I think that most of my exams in that class were written in all-caps and with an unusual “block” pattern (like you might see on an electronic dot matrix display), rather than just “manuscript” letters.

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Well, there are several ways that this post can go. Here’s a hint: it’s about prepositions.

And since I’ll be talking about prepositions, I might as well give a montage of illegal Winners Circle clues, since prepositions are usually buzzed as “too descriptive.”

But now I cut to the chase.

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[Taglit 5-Year Retrospective-part 9 of 11] Music in Israel

28 July 2011. We woke up around 03:45, were on the bus at 04:29, hiked Masada, I fell on the way down, and missed the Dead Sea.

I could give a five-years-later reflection on the first six hours of my waking on this day, but I feel like that would be blogging. about. flogging. a. dead. horse.

Another major aspect of the day was music, and I feel that it was seriously underrated in my original account of the day. In fact, the musical aspect of the day may have been one of the greater legacies that remains today! So, let’s talk about it. And then, at the end of the post, I’ll give some of my favorite photos from the day.

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No One Dances and No One Goes Away (#4M)

This title is probably one of the most convoluted titles that I have made as of yet on my blog! But, I wanted to come up with something that would pique curiosity.

Particularly, the fact that I have made this a #4M (Monday’s Music Moves Me) post, it seems strange that I’m telling people to NOT dance! Well, the reasoning behind this will become clear in a couple of moments.
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