Staff blogs

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    George OrwellÂ’s 5 Rules for Effective Writing

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I am always looking for ways to improve my writing so I really was grateful to find this great information on John Wesley's blog, which he gathered from George Orwell's 1946 essay, Politics and the English Language. Here is what ...

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    Cat and dog food recall after reports of kidney failure and deaths

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    From CNN.com: A major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths. ... The recall covers the ...

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    Crafty

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Remember my previous blog about the iPod cozy I wanted to make? I somehow managed to find the time to make one. Be warned, this is my first attempt at any type of sewing craft. It's not great, I know. ...

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    SXSW time!

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Going to Austin this weekend? The South by Southwest(SXSW) music and film festival starts this week, March 9 to be exact, in Austin. The first SXSW was held in 1987. I've never been to SXSW, but each year I dream ...

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    Try something new: Indian Cuisine

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    This weekend I had the opportunity to do something I have wanted to do for a while. No, I didn't get to host SNL, although did you watch it this weekend? Wasn't Rainn Wilson hilarious? How about that intro? Hilarious! ...

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    Craft time

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I'm back after taking a short break. Let's see, while I was on hiatus I took a vacation day (I was sick the whole time), then the following week I was forced to take a few sick days (still haven't ...

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    2007 Super Bowl Commercials

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    So how about that game? Wasn't it awesome? Ok, I didn't even watch the game. I don't have CBS. I was a little sad I was going to miss out on the latest Super Bowl commercials, because come on, don't ...

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    Pop or Soda?

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    What do you call carbonated soft drinks? Soda? Pop? Coke? It irks me when people call every carbonated beverage Coke, a practice that is common here in Texas. Maybe it's just me, but I get confused when asked if I ...

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    Make your own Optimus Prime

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    If you can't wait to see Transformers on the big screen, try this do-it-yourself project: Create your own paper Optimus Prime> (It transforms into a truck!) Click here for link Source and image via: Life Hacker.com

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    Library book sale

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Earlier this week the Loon wrote about a book sale at the Victoria Public Library. I finally had a chance to go over and check it out today. I came across some cool books, mostly books published before 1960. I ...

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