Dr. Seuss · NovElla · Quotes

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! March 2nd is the birthday of children’s book writer Theodor Geisel. Fun Fact from the Seussville website: Geisel’s middle name was Seuss, after his mother’s maiden name; and the family, at least in that context, actually pronounced it Zoice, not Soose. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living” – Dr. Seuss… Continue reading Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

LOTR · NovElla · Quotes · Science Fiction · The Hobbit

Forgotten Dragons

What do you picture when you think of dragons? Fire-breathers? Winged-lizards? Dragons are common in fantasy, whether it’s the traditional kind or a unique interpretation. In recent literature, such as Eragon and Harry Potter, dragons are often depicted as fire-spewing reptiles, with both legs and wings. The origin of this type of dragon was a… Continue reading Forgotten Dragons

Historical · Math · NovElla · Quotes

Einstein’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein! “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” – Albert Einstein   Not only is it Einstein’s birthday today, it’s Pi Day too! If you’re interested in pi, you can learn more… Continue reading Einstein’s Birthday

Historical · Music · NovElla · Quotes

Happy Birthday Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) “The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another…and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.”  

Love Triangle · NovElla · Quotes · Shakespeare · Supernatural

A Midsummer Night’s Trochaic Tetrameter

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most light-hearted and whimsical comedies. I recently discovered that fairies speak in trochaic tetrameter! At least, Shakespeare’s often do… but what is that? I had to find out. In Iambic Pentameter with Macbeth, we learned about iambic pentameter. One of the main differences is that a tetrameter has… Continue reading A Midsummer Night’s Trochaic Tetrameter