1.13.13

1.13.13

Agree, agree, agree: “In emphasizing the importance of responding to ‘new’ audio and visual technologies, scholars have inadvertently deleted from view many of the vivid multimodal scenes that flourished in our field’s past” (Palmeri, 5). But I still want to know what IS new about the digital composition practices? Certainly something sets the blog-composing apart … Continue reading

1.12.13

1.12.13

Just finished reading Lang and Gender stuff for Tuesday. I have to come up with a question or two to spur discussion. Hum. I am not exactly sure what to ask–Robin discouraged us from asking ‘clarifying’ questions in the guise of discussion questions, so I am going to try to avoid it–though I have to … Continue reading

1.11.13

1.11.13

I started cooking-cooking about a month after I started teaching middle school in North Las Vegas. Teaching–especially at first–was this eat-you-up, take-no-prisoners type of work. Cooking meant that I spent several hours thinking about something else. How to release garlic from its skin, how to sear meat, make gravy, fry tissue-paper thin German pancakes. Setting … Continue reading