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Document A Pedagogy of the Distracted, a Rhetoric of Agendas: Helping Students Get into Writing in spite of--or by Working with--Distractions Document 2006-09-02 2006-09-02 2006-09-02
  Students can be helped to focus on their writing by encouraging them: to write and keep writing without erasing; to use writing about distraction as a way into writing; to view writing as a transgressive act; to consider the agendas leading to the existence of the classroom community and to the writing they do for the course; and to develop and use their own agendas as a way into writing. I model these approaches in the composition of this text and in my thoughts about how to integrate within the composition course my agendas to help students become both: (1) better writers and readers and (2) leaders who develop leaders, who see their individual growth as dependent upon the growth of the others in their communities.
Document Dickinson, Whitman, and Possibility Document 2006-02-12 2008-03-05 2005-12-06
  To be God-like is to create. Creating can be facilitated by discipline. Dickinson suggests that discipline consists in protecting and cultivating one's passion in a world that tends to impose shame. The fortunate live in communities which value prophets who model discipline that facilitates the passion of creating. Those even more fortunate also have poets who help them, like Dickinson, first to know passion, then to develop their own discipline to protect their passion and help it grow. From Whitman I want to learn how a man does something radically new, that others value. I may be less likely to learn from the professors than from Whitman how to create a role, a life, an anything, that has not been seen before, and is valued.
Document Written on being asked to help a group study for Linguistics 420 Document 2005-06-30 2008-03-05 2005-06-30
  This summer I'm taking a linguistics class taught by the chair of the department. It is not an easy class. I'm learning a lot. A group asked me to help them out this weekend. On first being asked, I thought I couldn't help, it is just a matter of taking the time to read... A while later, since I'm planning to be a teacher of some kind, I said I'd meet with them. After thinking about it rather too much last night, I decided on what I've written about below.
Document Analysis of feral ballerina Document 2005-04-26 2005-04-27 2005-04-26
  This is an initial analysis of the "feral ballerina" personal ad.
Document Feral ballerina Document 2005-04-04 2005-04-26 2005-04-04
  The old title was "Anarcho-/Neo-primitive MA Lit student at SDSU, age 29, seeks feral ballerina to forage and dance with." Here is the original description: I'm being too distracted by my desire for female friends, and if possible, a lover, so I'm developing a strategy for addressing this need I have. I will consider my desires and in what areas I may need to change, develop, or compromise in order to appeal to this woman.
Document Some things don't change at all. Document 2005-02-18 2005-04-14 2005-02-18
  Don't place a suicide watch on me because of the death preoccupation here. I tried improving this draft but failed to make something I liked better. This is an entry for the Car Busters Post-Petroleum Writing Contest of 2005.
Discussion Item Activism and spirituality and ... Discussion Item 2004-09-11 2004-09-11
  Activism and spirituality and ...
Link Snakegirl dot net, home of Beverly Thomson remote url Link 2004-09-11 2004-09-11
  I may have her last name wrong. I found her web site by searching for "squat nyc" back in 2001. I sent her an email, and later ran into her on the subway, recognizing her from a picture on her website. The cool sort of thing that happens in the pedestrian world of NYC. We don't keep in touch (except perhaps this way), and *friend* isn't quite the right word for someone I've only spent a bit of time with. But she amazes me, as she seems as made for the academic world as I am circumspect and hesitant about it, and she is a hard-core activist, a la "starhawk," and these counter-culture rock stars I like to keep in the corner of my eye. There are parallels in my mind between her and "Rebecca Spencer":http://genetics.mgh.harvard.edu/LeeWeb/lab%20personnel/rebeccaspencer.html, and also with "Patrick Wong":http://www.geocities.com/utpwong/, but only because I'm thinking of like-aged people I know in academia... and Patrick really tore that up. On the other hand—
Document Colin's current philosophical framework (anarcho / neo primitivism, with an eye out for the integral), and its development Document 2003-09-20 2008-03-06 2003-09-20
  I've been influenced by John Zerzan, Derrick Jensen, Tom Elpel, Tom Brown, Dorothy Freed, and others writing about anarchoprimitivism/neoprimitive/simple ways of living. Here I share some thoughts and links to work that have encouraged me in my current path. I'm also aware of Ken Wilber, whose philosophy may suggest a different direction.


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