Blog of E Anthony Collins (Tony)
The blog of E. Anthony Collins (Tony), Filmmaker and Teacher W: anthonycollinsfilm.com
Is a work of Art (and/or the process of making Art by an Artist) a form of scholarship and scholarly research?
The short response to the question is “yes, sometimes.” When an artist is able to reflect, articulate, and contextualize their art work, then “yes, work in Art is a a form of scholarship and scholarly research.” However, wait, not so fast. It’s not that easy. The question is either hotly…Read More
A Romney-Palin ticket? Tell me it’s true!
A Romney-Palin ticket in ’12? Sarah Palin for VP? I couldn’t stop laughing, in between my gasps for air, when I read this article. Yeah baby, bring ’em on. http://news.yahoo.com/sarah-palin-vice-president-again-205900862.html I am all for a Romney-Palin ticket because it is the best and surest possible way to ensure an Obama…Read More
Lawsuit against LAUSD could shake up how CA evaluates teachers
Poor test results by students? Blame the teacher! This is an increasingly common presumption and accusation. But, blaming the teacher for the ills and failures in student test scores is a fallacy. To blame teachers when parents are remiss or entirely absent from the quotient is shameful. SEE: http://capoliticalnews.com/2012/01/20/lawsuit-against-lausd-could-shake-up-how-ca-evaluates-teachers/#comment-66829 I agree…Read More
Our dangerous world: WWIII in Asia and Africa?
Please consider the following website: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/failed_states_index_2012_interactive I recall walking around the dusty villages of eastern/coastal Kenya in 1994. I recall being in Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, and being anchored off the coast of Somalia in 1994. Back then, I sensed a tension, an underlying layer of dissent, fear, and anger…Read More
Bela Bartok: Romanian Dances
There are many great and near-great performances of Bartok’s Romanian Dances, usually performed on violin or viola or cello with piano, or for piano solo too. There is an orchestral version too. I love this music and have played the viola and the violin versions myself with a lot of…Read More
Ernst Hess: A Jew like no other
This story oozes with potential as a dramatic feature film, Hollywood-style. Maybe structured like the film, “Amadeus,” with Hess reminiscing and storytelling, covering the emotional, psychological, and historical gamut? http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/07/world/europe/germany-hitler-reprieve/index.html?hpt=hp_t2Read More
Red-back black widow spiders in Sharjah (UAE) and in Palos Verdes Estates, California (USA)
I will dedicate an entire section area to the category of spiders. This is the first entry, in the category of spiders but it is not day #1 of the story. I will write more on this topic. I intend to write many stories about spiders and myself, the relationship…Read More
Way to go, Tomislav Safundžić
This is Our Planet This time-lapse video of a satellite journey flying around and around the earth is remarkable. Very cool. Make sure to fully upload the video file so it renders before you try to play it through–to preserve the effect of constant movement.Read More
Proficiency (or Mastery) and Growth
I prefer the word, mastery, instead of proficiency, but as I watched the exchange between Al Franken and Betty DeVos I heard reference to the “proficiency v growth” debate. It reminds me the assessment of learning is no easy matter, and it takes time, thought and effort to understand such issues. Unfortunately, Betty DeVos…Read More
Audio & video libraries
FREE audio and visual resources: www.Sounddogs.com . www.Pond5.com www.AudioNetwork.com www.MusicBakery.comRead More
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