Month: June 2009

Summer Writing

This summer session is the first extended period of time I've had free from teaching or taking classes since the summer of 2007. During that summer, I graduated from my masters program, moved my family from California to Arizona, and had a three-week teacher training session to attend. Realistically, this is the first extended period … Continue reading Summer Writing

Want to Write? Write

In response to:EDUCATION; Want to write? Read; [HOME EDITION] Michael Skube. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif.: Aug 27, 2006. pg. M.3A few years back, in preparation for hordes of students flooding the halls of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools alike, Michael Skube sent out a familiar (read: prototypical) call-to-arms, decrying the declining state of … Continue reading Want to Write? Write

Review of The Shack by William Paul Young

The Shack, by William Paul Young, was gifted to me by my mother a few months ago, along with an inspiring internet story about how it was rejected by mainstream publishers, only to be self-published and promoted by word of mouth. It went on to sell millions of copies and change millions of lives—to say … Continue reading Review of The Shack by William Paul Young

Notes on a Name: Dissoi Topoi

Dear Readers, A note on the title of this blog: Dissoi logoi is an ancient Greek concept traditionally translated as "different words." It is generally understood as the practice of arguing both sides of an issue in order to better understand your opponent's point of view in an argument. Other people, however, have argued that … Continue reading Notes on a Name: Dissoi Topoi