Category Archives: Professor

“Classical” Literature

It seems to me…. “Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.” ~ David Brin[1]. I’ve always enjoyed reading but never have adapted to … Continue reading

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Educational Value

It seems to me…. “It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.” ~ Norman Cousins[1]. The … Continue reading

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Academic Texts

It seems to me… “There has been so much recent talk of progress in the areas of curriculum innovation and textbook revision that few people outside the field of teaching understand how bad most of our elementary school materials still … Continue reading

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Document Publishing

It seems to me… “There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”  ~ W. Somerset Maugham. I recently began “attempting” to publish another book.  It has been a number of years since my … Continue reading

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