NaNoWriMo 2011: A preview

I know that I have barely finished NaNoWriMo 2010 (and by finish, I mean that I wrote 50,000 words.  I had every intention of revising, but as I read it again, I realized it needs so much more work than just revision.  I will save this away as a possible rough draft outline of a … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2011: A preview

The joys of Inter-Library Loan

This week I found the joys of Inter-Library Loan.  I am currently in three classes that are all pushing academic research --My German capstone paper, my Shakespeare class (where I am writing a research blog), and my English class where I will write a paper by the end of the semester.  This week, as I … Continue reading The joys of Inter-Library Loan

Historical Linguistics, or I am a huge nerd!

I was reading a text yesterday in both English and German and I came across a word that I have never understood completely in English: withstand.   It would seem, from looking at the word, that it would mean "to stand with", but actually, according to Dictionary.com, it means "to offer strong resistance or opposition … Continue reading Historical Linguistics, or I am a huge nerd!

“Safe Injection Sites”: Good Protection Plan, or Perpetrating the Evil?

I read an interesting article today in the New York Times about Vancouver, B.C.'s new plan to counter HIV.  "An H.I.V. Strategy Invites Addicts In". The jist of it is that they have opened a "safe injection site", with trained nurses on staff, where junkies and drug addicts can come, bring their drugs and get … Continue reading “Safe Injection Sites”: Good Protection Plan, or Perpetrating the Evil?

The Authorship question, thanks to Twitter

There was a fun thing going on yesterday on Twitter, the hashtag #askshakespeare being sponsored by Blogging Shakespeare.  Some prominent Shakespeare scholars were answering questions about Shakespeare.  This is fun, and I got involved as well, asking a few questions that I have been thinking about, and I got some great responses. One of the biggest … Continue reading The Authorship question, thanks to Twitter

Teacher Tenure, or Who should we keep around?

I read an interesting article in the New York Times yesterday about several governors trying to come up with plans to end teacher tenure.  Or maybe not end it, but reform it. As someone who is studying to be a teacher I find this an interesting subject, but I am not really sure where I … Continue reading Teacher Tenure, or Who should we keep around?