Monthly Archives: November 2013

Texts, Teams, Time Zones

When I began teaching online courses about 15 years ago, I worked with a man whose dream was to work all day from home in his “jammies.” Those of us who knew him joked around and asked him to please, … Continue reading

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Sometimes I get kidded about reading more than one book at the time, but I’ve always liked to mix it up a little. I just finished reading Ruth Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray and am still reading and pondering Seven … Continue reading

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Kill Those Exclamation Points!

In keeping with yesterday’s affirmation to stick to reading and writing material on this blog, I’m sharing ten of William Safire’s “Fumblerules.” One of the many things I’ve learned about writing is that there are rules, rules, and more rules. … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing. Period.

From this day forward, this blog is going to be about reading and writing. Period. One of the challenges I’ve had as a writer is choosing a topic and sticking to it. That’s why this blog has become somewhat of … Continue reading

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Finding the Knots

It happened again this morning. I picked up my earbuds to go walking and saw that the spaghetti-like cords were tangled. How did that happen? When I disconnected them from my iPhone after walking yesterday, I very carefully arranged them … Continue reading

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Nursing or Criminal Justice?

Right before class Thursday one of my students said he had ordered Crossing the Bridge free on Kindle and that he and his wife had sat up reading it long past when they should have been abed. They have three … Continue reading

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