Thursday, October 30, 2008

"American Stories" by Roger Cohen

A great American story in the New York Times today - happy voting!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

First Quarter Update

Right now, this very minute, I am supposed to be writing comments and grading like mad. The quarter ends at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. Since I'm reflecting on all my students' work, I thought I might take a minute to reflect on mine. What have I been doing this fall? Here's an update a la Bridget Jones:

No. of new books read = 0
No. of old books reread = 2 x 2
No. of papers graded = around 300?
No. of report card comments written =32/60
No. of hours spent on Facebook= ?
No. of hours spent on Facebook's scrabble game=3
No. of times I have won scrabble= 0
No. of times I have fallen in love with Dickinson's poetry again =70
No. of times I'm reminded of how much I love my job= countless
No. of slices of pizza I can eat in one sitting=3!

Back to the grading. One of these days - very soon - I will read a new book. I have to read Brooklyn Follies by November 14 at the very least for my book club.