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As I walk to my office on teaching days, I notice the crocuses sprouting again. In my back garden, the witch hazel is in full bloom, and the daffodils are showing green sprouts. And I am finding my voice again. … Continue reading
The other day, one of my Facebook friends posted a link to this hilarious blog. I loved the author’s voice, especially how unstudied it seems. It is, of course, a voice. And as such, a construction which requires effort, no … Continue reading
Back when I was writing my dissertation and slogging my way to completing the draft, I used to wish that I could just get credit for having had the idea and be done with it. Aside from the fact that … Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading
Gamification is hardly a new idea in pedagogical circles, and I’m wondering whether perhaps I might find a way to gamify writing goals. This would entail defining what it takes to “level up” and developing badges to mark achievements. Something … Continue reading
Couldn’t decide whether today’s words belonged here or on the professional blog. Decided to put them there. I’m really proud of having taken the time to write those words. I had the idea for them while I was driving to … Continue reading
No number for today because I just want to reflect on the process and the way that the slides are and are not working. I’ve been thinking of them as something I would like to have playing as people enter … Continue reading
It’s quite beyond me how anyone could write 1,667 words in a day. At a rate of 250 words per page, that’s getting on for seven pages, and I know people who force themselves to write four pages a day … Continue reading
Not a lot. Focus for today was on concept. A series of slides that will loop continuously while people enter the room.
Today’s words are here. So far, I’m short about a day’s worth of words. I’m interested in how 50,000 words over 30 days (1,667 words) seems to be about double my comfortable output level. Hmmmm….