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This Ain't No American Phone Booth

“You are standing in the middle of a pretty town square in the center of a nondescript English town. Like most any other non-descript English towns, there’s not much to see or do here, but maybe you’ll find something amusing and enjoyable to do. A shiny metal phone booth sits in the center of the square.” — Moira Richardson –This Ain’t No American Phone BoothJoin This Cult) My Writing for…

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Classroom Blogging

Blogging is good. So is school. This we know. And when you put them together, they create something even better. This is the main point in Terra Williams and Charles Lowe’s article, Moving to the Public: Weblogs in the Writing Classroom. The article makes the argument that blogging can be an effective classroom tool. I agree. Not only does blogging provide an outlet for student creativity and expression, but it…

Not Exploited

I hate it when people say I was exploited. If language really does have power, then calling me exploited turns me into a powerless cog in a brutal machine. I’d rather be called a fool. At least that leaves open the possibility that I am in control of my own life, however irrational my choices seem. The whole idea that academe exploits Ph.D.’s is based on the belief that we…