As the 1937 winner for Best Picture, The Life of Emile Zola, is a film that leaves many more drags in time than pulsing moments of fascination and captivating action. For a film recording the life of one of France’s … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Writing Out Loud
Oh what to say on this Sunday morning? I could say that I’m tired and worn from the stresses of a career in education. I could say that the spite of strangers can make a person cry. I could say … Continue reading
Sometimes I find myself reverting back to Strunk and White when grading student papers, writing in the margins that the best writing is efficient writing. As a college student, I was a member of the nationally respected (and feared? 🙂 … Continue reading
Dear Students, I feel compelled to remind you that I teach communication courses and pay close attention to the nuances of the various types of communication in which we engage. Our abilities to communicate are, in part, what makes us … Continue reading
A first-of-its-kind study has revealed the obvious– U.S. students aren’t very good writers. This is in addition to our 17th worldwide ranking in science and 25th in math. Our highest ranking is 14th in reading literacy, but this most recent … Continue reading
Students, Coach Taylor has just about every college situation figured out. Listen to he and Tami. They’re very wise. Throughout the semester I’ll add more wisdom. There can never be too much Taylor wisdom.
As I head to a Performing Artists retreat, the call to create resonates with me especially and particularly.
This is in response, perhaps, to a colleague looking at my office door and saying, “We might be working with a revolutionary.” “Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.” Dorothy Day
“The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.” – Václav Havel (1936-2011) Rest in Peace President, Playwright Havel.
It was a small gesture, but today I wore all maroon, thinking of my friends, faculty, and former academic community at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. The faculty and administration still appear to be unable to reach an agreement that would … Continue reading