A perennial favorite. per·en·ni·al adjective: perennial lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring. William Wordsworth’s poem about golden daffodils show up almost every semester. Good thing I like the flowers 😉 For your reading pleasure: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud By William Wordsworth I wandered lonely… Read More Flower Power
Some people don’t ‘touch’ others for health or cultural reasons. It’s awkward. How do you not shake hands? SMILE. That shows it’s not a personal insult. I usually smile big and press my hands together – a widely recognized form of greetings. Robot smiles widely and puts their hand over their heart. https://www.robot-hugs.com/no-shake/
First version: Boring. Contains the passive verb ‘are’ and the negative ‘no’. Does not contain imagery. No cars are coming from either direction. Second version: Imagery. No passive verbs, no negatives. The drowsy road stretches for empty miles in each direction.
State of the Union 2019: President Donald Trump calls for unity Some people are extremists, but most people are in the middle already. How can we cure this? By shutting down the extremists. Is it legal? …. No. Is it a lovely dream? Yes.
Using the midterm break to create educational videos – instructional design is fun. Grammar is boring, games are fun: Capture the Butterflies if they are attached to grammatically correct sentences. YAY YOU GOT IT RIGHT! APPLAUSE!!!!!!!! System crash: Goodby, work. But I have used computers before, and I know they do this. So I was… Read More Crash
Midterm vacation. Helping a neighbor mark papers: he volunteers at a GED evening program. The question: Is it worth spending time in the evening, after one’s job, to study for a GED? One 19 or 20 year old student went to a school called JTA. His friends are spending the evening playing poker. He is… Read More Spending Time
contemplating student debt… Seriously, it’s no wonder that college grads can’t buy houses. They already mortgaged their future for an education.