I’m almost through the stack though, so a moment to yearn: What I would *really* like right now is a yogi. I know, I know, I’m busier than crap and I need another activity like I need a hole in the head. But hear me out. I’ve come around some kind of corner in the… Continue reading should be grading
I’ve been sitting here for nearly a half hour, looking for some acknowledgment on the web of what Jim Amoss, edtior at the Times-Picayune, said this morning on GMA. I want a quote. I want more than what my meager brain is remembering. I actually want someone to show me that HE DIDN’T say what… Continue reading thought I couldn’t be madder
A student of mine today told me, “I just know that what I write for this unit will be bad.” Ugh. I introduced the new unit today, one that models Wendy Hesford’s family photo analysis (no link, sorry). He said, “I have no photos.” I said, “Any photo can be subjected to close observation and… Continue reading god knows i don’t have time for this
I let the white space creep up again. Sorry. I am on a mini-hiatus right now. I’ll post when I can, but things are just too busy for me–all free moments are used prepping, grading, or reading for exams. Be back full-on in a few months.
Matt Kirschenbaum explains Why I Blog Under My Own Name (and a Modest Proposal) (via). The overall message: blogging can have great benefits if done properly. My fingers itched to put scare quotes around the word properly. But really, I’m not being disrespectful. Here’s what I’m chewing on. Properly, I think for MGK, means professionally.… Continue reading still at it
OK, a quick confession: I’m reading a book,Prep, by Curtis Sittenfeld. Just a small defense: only reading it in bed at night, when I would be worthless to read anything for exams. So, I’m reading this book, which I picked up at our library because I liked the cover and because Wally Lamb wrote a… Continue reading insight in strange places
iBeth points to an interview with Heather Armstrong, where she advises would-be bloggers to suppose that the one person you wouldn’t want reading your blog, reads it. And that this should provide some sort of beacon concerning what you should write and what you shouldn’t. Add this to the stuff swirling around Ivan Tribble at… Continue reading making some sense