Monthly Archives: January 2014

Get a Website, Get a Website!

In our writing group, we’ve often talked about how to get one’s work out there without becoming annoying. How can a person market his or her book, jewelry, or photography business without hitting people over the head? To be honest, … Continue reading

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Algorithms and Popularity Lists

For the past couple of years, I’ve been a part of a writer’s group with a mission and an agenda for every meeting. We begin by talking shop about the goings-on in the state organization, SCWW, and then we chat … Continue reading

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What Are You Reading?

Whenever I’m immersed in a book I find myself thinking about the author’s ideas pretty much all the time. If it’s a work of fiction, then I think about the characters and their motivation, appearance, and surroundings. I wonder what … Continue reading

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Pictures Add Soul

I wrote  Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond for one   reason, the desire to help students succeed during and after college. Of all the positive things about teaching, the students top the list. Working with people … Continue reading

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Nurse, Accountant, or Engineer?

As a technical/community college instructor of over 35 years, I know a little bit about students and their motivation, career questions, life choices, and challenges. Today on the first day of a new semester, I keep thinking about a young … Continue reading

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Would Carl Sandburg Like Facebook?

Social media is a mixed blessing. While it gives us a way to reach out and link in, it can also be a potential source of stress. Should a would-be author use Tumblr, Facebook, Linkedin, or what?? The choices are … Continue reading

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