Monthly Archives: March 2013

Going for Generativity!

As a teacher, I manage to insert a little something into every class period about how much better (happier, more effective) the students’ lives could be if only they’d take the subject matter seriously and incorporate some of the psychological … Continue reading

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Going for Joy

My students often ask me what my favorite perspective of psychology is. “I like them all,” I answer. “They all have some truth to them.” Today, however, I’m leaning towards the cognitive perspective. Not only does it focus on thinking … Continue reading

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They Have Punctured Hearts

Stephen King says good readers make good writers, and I’ve read several good books lately, the most recent being The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The action takes place in WW II in a small German town called Molching and … Continue reading

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Room Without A View

It’s quiet. Except for the steady hum of the heating unit, the only sounds I hear are the tweets of the birds outside the dining room window and the occasional car engine. It’s daylight, but I know that because of … Continue reading

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Fore Years of Collej

“She was a Southern Baptist with a strong affiliation to her roots, and no matter no matter how convincing I tried to be, my spiel fell on deaf ears.” That’s a sentence I came across last night when looking over … Continue reading

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Heavenly Week

I’m still trying to figure out exactly what the theme of this blog should be.  It’s about what I’m working on (as far as writing is concerned) and some of the trials, successes, and anxieties associated with the writing life. … Continue reading

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