Month: December 2021

  • Book One: A Christmas Carol

    Tis the season, and all that, so why not start this little exercise with a holiday classic?  The first question I always have when reading a classic – i.e., something they made me read in English lit in high school or college – is whether or not the book is worth reading as a book. …

  • Thinking of You App: Origin Story

    For my first program of the year, I want to create an android app that will automatically text romantic sayings to the contact of your choice.  I will now pause while everyone goes, “aww.” Initially, I am aiming for the app to do the following: Randomly select a romantic saying Let the user choose a…

  • Why Metaphors are Lies?

    First, because they are. The world is not, whatever your English teachers say, not a stage, and Juliet is not the rising sun. She is just a girl Romeo wants to get into bed.  But nearly every English teacher I have ever had, at every level, has given me some version of this spiel:  We…