Making Adjustments

Both visitors to Carrying Stones will notice some changes. Gone is the overgrown path to my writing, which is now featured front and center where it should be. My trials on the web during the past year focused on polishing HTML skills, learning CSS, picking up a little JavaScript and jQuery (with a side of… Continue reading Making Adjustments

Glasses

A couple of months ago, an eye doctor diagnosed me as slightly nearsighted with a slight astigmatism in one eye before handing over a prescription for eyeglasses. A few days later, I picked up my first pair of glasses and my life changed. I had no idea what I was missing. My eyesight used to… Continue reading Glasses

Simplify

My website has gone through many iterations over the years. Hand-coded HTML. Template-based sites uploaded in chunks via FTP. Blogger. WordPress. Not only that, but it’s divided and come back together like amoeba or a healing wound. At one point, I thought I would create a blog for each topic that interested me. Macs and… Continue reading Simplify

Third-Grade Writing Lessons from 1980

My third-grade teacher was infuriating. Memories of 1980 include learning to read using advanced phonics (man-u-fac-ture), struggling with multiplication tables (I still do), and writing sentences using our vocabulary words. Ms. Robinson (no, nothing like that) wouldn’t let us start sentences with the words “I” or “The.” Furthermore, if my memory is churning correctly, our… Continue reading Third-Grade Writing Lessons from 1980