Peer critiquing in the college creative writing process is a double-edged sword. On one hand (this is a double-edged metaphor), someone will pick up your whimpering, fledgling little creation that you painstakingly crafted and politely tell you it is total donkey compost. On the other hand (edge), you get to voraciously tear through another student’s […]Read more
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Abstract Academic: A knee-jerk reaction
I was on campus today, running a few errands before heading off to work. As I leaned on the counter and watched the secretary make some notes on my forms, a jerk walked into the office. Now, the word “jerk” is one of those descriptors that gets thrown around these days and placed on people […]Read more
Abstract Academic: Reduce, reuse, reconsider
There’s something I really need to admit. Something very embarrassing. I really love bottled water. I know, I know. It’s the worst thing to be into these days, like dog-fighting, or working for Rupert Murdoch, or being a Cowboys fan. But drinking bottled water is one of those nasty habits that I fear I can’t […]Read more
What kind of vacationer are you?
As you are reading this column, I am relaxing in Hawaii. Well, actually, I’m back by now, in school. So, as you’re reading this, I am not actually in Hawaii, but as I’m writing it, I am. But where will I be if I start reading it? Maybe I should stop writing in the present […]Read more