Teaching Technical Writing with Help from Stephen Hawking

A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988) by Stephen Hawking has been sitting on my nightstand for quite some time.  Now that it is summer and I’m not taking any classes, I have been reading more books for pleasure (rather than by assignment), so this one finally got cracked... Continue Reading →

Ancient Stories and Science: How Do They Fit Together?

This is one angry man. When he spoke at Stanford University on the Indian relationship with the land, his first question from the audience was “a person asking whether I didn’t think running hundreds of buffalo over a cliff was wasteful” (113).  He found the question to be snide, disrespectful, and full of assumptions, as... Continue Reading →

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