This is my 400th blog post, and I'm motivated to keep going. It's hard to believe that this next month will mark 7 years since I started the ivman.com domain. This summer I'll be celebrating the 5th birthday of my blog. Where does the time go?! Thanks to those of you who have stuck with me through the years, some going back as far as the initial e-mail group in 1997! If you want to read a little more about the history of ivman, check out my about page.
Many people reading this are doing so by e-mail, and a good number do so through a blog reader. Some of you have told me that the e-mails serve as a reminder to go read the post on the blog itself. But I'm sure there are many of you who rarely if ever visit the blog itself. You can easily get to my blog by clicking on the title of the blog post in the body of the e-mail. I hope you will visit the blog soon. The blog posts themselves look different on the blog — for some reason the pictures I float to the right in posts don't show up in the same place in e-mails and blog readers. Plus you miss all the hilarious and/or insightful comments that readers leave!
In previous posts — here and here — I've posted series of (de)motivational posters. I've run across many other funny ones since then, some fit for publication here and some not (another reason people have said they appreciate my blog....).
Some people aspire to loftiness....
Some look forward to retirement....
As a language teacher and as a grandfather, I especially appreciate the next one....
If I didn't enjoy being a teacher already, this next one makes me even happier for my job.
Speaking of "jobs," here's one I saw about the new iPad from Steve Jobs and his team at Apple.
Recently there was a billboard in Minnesota that caused a nationwide stir. I've had a picture in my files since September 25, 2009, of the same thing:
Some people would love to blend our two most recent presidents, and someone has....
It will be interesting to hear what comes out of today's "bipartisan healthcare summit."
You might enjoy listening to a speech on healthcare made in 1961 by Ronald Reagan, now on YouTube.
I'll end this post with one that makes me smile.
"God knows about me what scientists have yet to discover." - Drew Conley
Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
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