Person in bed, under blanket: I don’t wanna go back to school! Nobody likes me! They tease me and pull my hair, and beat me up! I HATE IT! Man in doorway: No one said teaching would be easy, dear. Person peering under bed: Sweetie? You have to come out. It’s the first day of… Read More First Day of School!!!!!!
Transferring ideas from one person’s mind to another mind is an awesome thing. If I can’t figure out what you mean, though, communication is not happening. So yes, grammar counts. Using specific nouns and verbs instead of generics counts, too. Using pictures … might count? Eye sink tear four eye ham. I think, therefore I… Read More Clarity above all
It took three weeks to write this bit, because when good writing means seeing the world through my protagonists eyes, and this chapter is going to hurt. A lot. Snippet: Penny felt her muscles tighten up. Her jaw clenched so tight that her teeth hurt. Her mouth went dry, and she couldn’t ask any of… Read More Painful scenes are hard to write
Why, I say WHY, does the Spring Semester start in February? It’s too cold to be Spring. So, Poetry: Bonus if you know who wrote it! The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house All that cold cold wet day
Student had to do an essay on logical fallacy, which I have not looked up in a while. This was fun. Highlights: 1- Ad Ignorantum – If you don’t have proof that it’s not true, then it must be true. For example, since the moon has holes like cheese, it must be made of cheese,… Read More Tutor vs Logical Fallacy
Student: Why isn’t the on-line test working, it’s not working right! Me: Did you do the on-line tutorial? Student: Yeah, yeah, and now the test isn’t working! The stupid machine is so old! Me: *checks computer* seems OK. Student: This isn’t working! *using many many words. * Student: *continues to complain* Me: Student, if you… Read More Student So Wise