Monthly Archives: February 2013

On teaching writing

One of my favorite things about this job, teaching writing and communication, is that you get to really think about what that is. What IS it that you teach? Is it grammar, syntax, vocabulary? Is it argumentation? Is it about … Continue reading

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Snow emergency (Nemo: February 2013)

I really enjoy watching storm prep. Despite my Yankee heritage of rugged sturdy individualism and ability to manage all weather, I love a well-managed system and I love seeing how an institution, a city, or a state prepares for a … Continue reading

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Feeling the core

I’m halfway up the wall on an easy climb and at first I can’t figure out why it seems so hard. Am I tired? not warmed up? just off my game? It takes me a long time to realize: this … Continue reading

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