The Education of Oronte Churm
December 12, 2009 - 11:51am
I love a good meaningful quote and always match epigraphs to my posts. (Due to page design, you don’t see them if you’re looking at individual posts on the RSS feed, but if you click out to my home page you will.) Some of my favorite reading as an undergrad took place in the cafeteria after meals, where I sat browsing through the aphorisms of Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and classical Asian poets.
December 6, 2009 - 11:57pm
It’s time again in the academic year for reflecting on pressures that have held sway for months and, if you teach, for decamping from minds you’ve inhabited all semester. I find I’m never as relieved with all this as I’d anticipated being since August.
December 1, 2009 - 9:56pm
Ever wonder how to handle an aggressive student in a writing workshop, who just happens to be a notorious serial killer? Poet Mike Madonick relates his experience involving the I-5 Killer, sheep, farm boys, and James Dickey. ***
November 27, 2009 - 12:00pm
When classes were finished and Thanksgiving break started last week, my family and I blew out of town so fast we made that cartoon ptcheeeeeeew noise and left behind wavering images of ourselves hanging in the dust.