There is a special place in heaven for all teachers, but especially for those of you who teach writing. Not only do you spend five days a week in the classroom, you spend your days “off”…Continue
All of the signs point to the fact that Fall is here—and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In our neck of the woods, the trees are shedding the last of their leaves, our furnaces are humming,…Continue
"I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names."
-Zsa Zsa Gabor
A few years ago, my fledgling kid brother walked into his first class at Central Michigan University. It was in one of those stadium-sized lecture halls—you know the kind: a wall of vertical-sliding chalkboards and a battalion of green, first-year…
How many times have you said something about public speaking or your reluctance to give speeches and had someone come right back with the threadbare cliché about how “one study” found that “the average person fears public speaking more than death?”
Who conducted this study, exactly?
Regardless of whether or not this “study”/cliché can be…Continue