Repost: 2009 “Writer Profile”

I wrote this for the class I took called Ecology of Language and Place. It was posted on April 13, 2009. Although I would rework it some today, the essence of the piece is fairly intact. I was actually looking for something else, and discovered that the class blog was still active! Here is a […]


Writer’s Block – Thinker’s Block?

I am struggling to revise the BIG PAPER from last quarter which, as I re-read it, shows just how little I know and just how little I am changing! I am supposed to revise the paper to incorporate new information and ideas from this quarter… and I find that there are so many redundancies that […]


New pages

I wanted to let people who know me see some of my work from the last two quarters. So you will notice a major heading in the sidebar that reads “Papers 2008-2009” — the name of the half-time program I have been taking since January. Under that are other headings that link to various essays. […]


Supporting our Youth

I LOVE the way WITS (Writers in the Schools), based in Houston, Texas, supports and promotes literacy and writing. I periodically visit this blog that has a poem written by a child each day. There is so much talent, so much sharing that goes on! It makes my mama/teacher/writer/human heart glad. Today only (Nov 25) […]


November’s “Spare Time” Project (yeah, right)

I will participate in National Novel Writing Month again this year, but I doubt I will get the 50,000 word limit this time. That’s okay, I haven’t been writing much the last few months because of school, and it would be a good challenge to work toward. I suppose I will have most of the […]


My Own Poem

Well, Robin has been writing poems all month. I thought it would be a good idea to write one also, since I didn’t manage to participate in NaPoWriMo (this time). Independent, I black / white red / blue conservative / liberal happy / sad why choose? be bold, bright, splendid / quiet, calm, reserved grey, […]


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