Category: The Blog

In which she blogs about Harry Potter instead of finishing her presentation

I need to finish my presentation on Harry Potter as a kind of gateway drug of literature, or, if you prefer, a means of engaging students with the classics. I need to finish that presentation […]

The Blog as Collage

Dinty Moore posted this quote from John Edgar Wideman: “All non-fiction moves in the direction of collage.” That made me think of the collage essay assignment I saw once from John Walter. It also made […]

Unhappy People Need Blogs Too

Even Unhappy Hipsters need blogs. Certainly people need to blog about them. Unhappy Hipsters is one of my favorite photo blogs. But unlike the hipsters themselves, that blog is not unhappy. That blog is hilarious. […]

If you need a good insult….

You should go back to the master of word play. This may seem a little out of season, but it’s never really the wrong time for a good insult. Plus, this is just my way […]

A Post About Nothing

I have nothing to say today, nothing at all. I wouldn’t bother to post at all if it weren’t for the fact that I haven’t missed a day of posting something to blog–at least something–since […]

Where's Sharon?

I was going to write a blog post today about my non-linear thinking processes, but then I had this great idea to talk about something else instead. I need a picture of myself to go […]

Up With Which I Will Not Put

Up with which I will not put, something this is. I almost used this line as a Facebook status update today for no other reason than that it passed through my head. I didn’t. I […]

This may be the day that I fail

I’ve pulled off a 9 day streak so far on writing 750 per day for the blog if you count yesterday–admittedly questionable–when I wrote it, erased it, and replaced it with something else much shorter. […]

Deliberate Practice

I’ve been listening to Daniel Pink’s book Drive today. I “read” the Audible version of it months ago, but I wanted to read it again. I think the man knows what he’s talking about. I […]

750 Words

I promised myself I was going to do the September challenge. That means I promised myself I would write 750 words a day every day during the month of September. This seems particularly foolish […]