PhD Done

I graduated on Friday. It was a momentous and wonderful occasion. Here are some pictures. From left to right, that's me, my dissertation adviser and mentor-extraordinaire Dr. Ryan Moeller, then Dr. Keith Grant-Davie, another mentor and dissertation committee member, and then Dr. Adam Bair, one of my favorite colleagues who graduated with me. We were... Continue Reading →

Fiction Friday: Chapter 8

Read previous chapters here. Chapter 8 Leda is tired. The lines on her face seem to be getting deeper, and sleep is becoming a hard-to-obtain luxury. She has no energy for cooking, no time for herself. Walt is recovering, something she isn’t quite sure of the meaning, and the nurse has been dismissed. Leda cares... Continue Reading →

My Blog is a Plagiarist’s Dream

I’ve had to punish plagiarists. It isn’t a fun job, but when I taught freshman English courses at a university during my Master’s program, I had to deal with it. As you all know, universities don’t take kindly to academic theft, and it is a serious issue that writing instructors must address. My first experience... Continue Reading →

What I Read Fall Semester

A new semester starts on Monday, and although I’m looking forward to getting back to campus, settling into a schedule, and seeing my friends and colleagues again, I’m also dreading the fact that my reading for pleasure time will be gone.  I really haven’t read much during my break.  The pile on my nightstand has... Continue Reading →

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