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Seeing Lives Change

Online classes began at midnight today at Horry-Georgetown Technical College, the community college where I began my teaching career in the mid-70’s, and the traditional classes started about thirty minutes ago. Thinking about the nervous excitement felt by the students, … Continue reading

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Personality, Passion, & Preparation

No doubt about it, the beginning of an enterprise is always more exciting than the middle. At the start, you don’t know the roadblocks and distractions lying in wait. You can’t predict the weariness and frustration that will set in, and you surely don’t expect fear to come creeping in the door. What if people think my work is sorry?

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Works in Progress

I’m focused and committed. Or am I? I came across the following paragraphs in my document files just now and was stunned to see the date they were written: June, 2015. Today is August 12, 2016, and I’m still in … Continue reading

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Sales Associate, Dental Hygienist, Social Worker…….

A couple of years ago I wrote an eBook about how to succeed in a two-year college—for students, that is. Now I’m working on one about how to survive, I mean, succeed as an instructor. First, a few words about … Continue reading

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Tip of the Iceberg

“Why don’t you write a book about teaching?” It was a fair question, just not one I was prepared to answer. I was in the middle of a question and answer period at the end of a book signing for … Continue reading

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Go Home, Miss Poe

When an old friend discovered that I was thinking of writing a slim book about teaching, she sent me a text and the above picture. Thought about you when I saw these hearts on the beach. The title of your … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Heart

Geez Louise. The more I learn about writing, the more overwhelmed I get. With rules like “Do this” and “Don’t do that,” a gal could get flabbergasted and frustrated before she gets started. Here are a couple of so-called 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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