College Ready Writing
A blog about education, higher ed, teaching, and trying to re-imagine how we provide education.
July 15, 2012 - 6:11pm
Sometimes things change really quickly, forcing you to re-evaluate everything.
July 10, 2012 - 7:42pm
Back in the day, music was expensive and books were cheap. A cassette (ahem) ran almost $15 and then a CD was at least $20. My books were (usually) paperbacks for less than $10. The library was also well-stocked with books that I wanted, while the music selection was less impressive. So my music collection largely consisted of mixed tapes I recorded off the radio and copies of the tapes of my friends. If there was a particularly expensive hardcover book I wanted, I would either get it from the library and buy it later in paperback or ask for it as a gift. We owned a lot of books in my house growing up (a lot of vinyl records, too), so it’s of little surprise that you would find me at swim meets plugged into my walkman, reading.
July 8, 2012 - 5:11pm
This morning (Tuesday), I tweeted The New Yorker article that is making the rounds about how American kids are spoiled. Compared to kids raised in tribes in the Amazon, our kids are positively useless (and we as parents are positively failing them). We tie their shoes for them and don’t let them cut the grass with machetes.
July 4, 2012 - 5:23pm
A little over a year and a half ago, I wrote a post describing how I was finally going to get rid of my collection of Canadian Literature (and corresponding critical materials). In it, I lamented how I would never use or read the books ever again (or even for the first time). It was time, I declared, to let go of the past, who I was professionally, and embrace who I was becoming. How things have changed in a short 18 months.
July 2, 2012 - 8:15pm
A guest post with some good news; there is hope.
June 28, 2012 - 9:21pm
I'll probably never have it all; does that make me a failure?
June 24, 2012 - 8:54pm
The Olympics are right around the corner. To me, swimming is a thing of beauty.
June 21, 2012 - 9:04pm
The Digital Humanities and public scholarship and engagement come together in this fantastic initiative.
June 17, 2012 - 9:06pm
Why higher education, particularly in the humanities, will, by definition, never be efficient, or at least efficient enough.