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Writing shapes the thought

On my shelf I have three (!) copies of Frankenstein right now. I also have a matted, framed scrap of paper that I rescued from the trash in the writing center where I used to work. (If I could find … Continue reading

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Writing vs. thinking advice

After a week of writing new classes and new workshops I’m back to grading. It’s a hard switch for my head, sometimes. Writing a lesson plan or a workshop anticipates a real-time, hands-on style of teaching. Pose a question, take … Continue reading

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“I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everyone and everything”

Today I am so fond of these recently published quotes from a letter Charles Darwin wrote to his friend Charles Lyell. He writes, in that classic 19th century penmanship, “I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everyone … Continue reading

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Why is a raven like a writing desk

This semester I’m revising the writing curriculum for a computer systems class. Over the past many years, it’s been taught as a standalone writing practicum, as a pure grading operation (ugh), and now as a micro-class more or less tied … Continue reading

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