We have one Mac Lab for classroom use, and luckily, it is in my building although Media, Film, and Journalism gets priority. I should request it more often.
Fresh start, clean desk
A new day and a start for the new chapter for Essays on Neil Gaiman. I need to take a backpack full of books back to my on campus office and trade them for a much smaller stack of books for this project. If this looks like it's late, it's not . It's early, 2:45 … Continue reading Fresh start, clean desk
Work, 6:41 AM
The view from here.
Writing from home is not a big change for me. I usually go back and forth a bit more, sometimes working in my campus office with the door closed on days when no one expects me to be there. That has its advantages. I try to keep all of my professional library there since shelf … Continue reading Invisible writing
Enraged by memes
On the meme front, there is a long-lived trope where you are asked to pick up a book randomly from your shelves or desk and go to a selected page and give the sentence. For example, I liked the "Give the last sentence of your dissertation (or thesis)" meme. However, a current version of this … Continue reading Enraged by memes
Why a sabbatical is necessary time
Aaron Barlow, blogging at the Academe Blog, shared this Rhetoric Society of America video presentation from Dan Pink on motivation and work. I thought it was important enough and frankly, brilliant enough to also share here. Take a look at it now. You won't regret it. I think that those of who love writing, research, … Continue reading Why a sabbatical is necessary time
The Unspoken Subject: Writer’s Block
An unexpected side effect of my mother's death at the end of June was that suddenly I was not writing. The sadness filled all corners for a while and I suppose I could have powered through and finished projects that needed to be done, but it was like a sore spot that I knew better … Continue reading The Unspoken Subject: Writer’s Block
Après-National Poetry Month and the NaBloPoMo Challenge
This year, in what was probably the most stressful academic year on record for me, I completed the National Poetry month Poem-a-Day Challenge. For those wishing to see the now password-protected drafts, please contact me (Twitter or Facebook would be a good way) and ask for the password. In any case, truly, this does not … Continue reading Après-National Poetry Month and the NaBloPoMo Challenge
My History Using Blogs as Digital Classroom Space
This is a blog post intended for my ENG 725; Teaching Writing Online class, but also one that others may be interested in too. Yes, I''ve used blogs in the classroom for a long time. What I don't talk about much though, is how early on I used a blog AS a classroom. My first … Continue reading My History Using Blogs as Digital Classroom Space