an adorable terrier in need of a home

Very frustrated that the addthis thingy isn’t working, as I want to share this:

Terrier Mix in San Bernardino

And since putting the link doesn’t show a pic the way the ‘share’ button on facebook does, I am sharing his photo the only way I know how (new to wordpress, sorry),  I know sharing images might be frowned upon by some bloggers, but this pup needs a home!


so going with the url add media option doesn’t show the actual picture.  Right-clicking on the pic on the website doesn’t work, so I tried getting the image link from the page info.  Maybe because they don’t allow right-click to view the image in a new page they don’t allow the image link to work.  I understand the point, but come on, this is not a website that profits from the images.  This is a dog in need of rescuing, the pic should be easier to share.  On facebook it’s so easy.

Bailey on the Bus!

dog on a bus….a year ago and in Sacramento so I never saw it, but I must say, it sure looks cute!

Patty Nguyen Zurilgen

A few weeks ago I gave a presentation at my school about the Vietnam War and my own personal history as a refugee/boat person. I have given this presentation for four years now, and my parents have joined me for the last two. It can get a bit emotional and there is always a handful of students and staff who need tissues halfway through. I was going to share one of the videos I put together on this blog, but complications arose, WP wants me to pay $60/year for VideoPress, then I got busy so it never happened. Anyhow, long story short, my family and I escaped Vietnam by boat when I was two and a half years old, stayed in three different refugee camps in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore for ten months, then arrived in the U.S. in 1985. My parents are amazing people and have worked tirelessly since…

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Plagiarism, Attribution, Citation, Quotation

Comments towards the bottom talk of the ‘common knowledge’ issue. Back in the day, if you saw a fact in three or more sources, it could be considered common knowledge and you didn’t have to cite it (can’t remember which teacher told me that, or if that is something I’m mis-remembering).
For something like “Christmas is on the 25th”- I’m sure that is considered a known fact. And stating it like that, well, I’m sure it’s been written that way a million times before, whether a person has read it that way or not….
I was born in a house without a computer…I graduated high school using a family computer with a dial-up modem. I learned the joys of high speed internet my first year of college. A year and a half after getting my first official real email address I was required to bring my laptop to class and take tests online. I remember BBS’s. (my family did try Prodigy I think it was back in the early 90s but only for the free trial period-we didn’t even do much with it as my folks were worried we’d accidentally do something that wasn’t free).

So back to my topic of copyright and fair use…and moving to the topic of citations.
I had a professor in college who said something to us about how if we didn’t cite articles in the proper way then it could be considered plagiarism. At least that’s how I remember it. She may have just been trying to reinforce the whole learning of APA style.

Anyway, I don’t believe in the whole ‘copy and paste doesn’t count’ idea, which some kids these days seem to go by. I think it’s also easy to get into the mindset that any image on the internet is free to use, thanks to the ease of ‘like’ and ‘share’ on facebook.

So if you see something here that you think shouldn’t be, let me know. It’s a learning process for sure, figuring out how to share something cute or funny off the internet without ‘stealing’ it.