• This is an edited version of the paper I presented during NeMLA in Rochester in 2012 for a panel entitled “Slow Down or Download?: Fostering Engagement in the Age of Instant Everything”. Originally titled “Approaching Equilibrium: New Media and the Tried and True” this is/was admittedly more of a talk than a paper and the tone […]

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  • I thought it would be an appropriate time to share my thoughts and experiences now that I have reached a milestone and lost 40 pounds. I’ll start by saying that I am no fitness expert. There is a lot of information about weight loss out there and what follows is what I did and -as […]

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  • We haven’t cultivated the habit of celebrating many holidays, Valentine’s day included. This truth isn’t the result of anti-valentine’s day sentiment but rather a result of the years spent on Long Island as graduate students. When you spend most of your money paying the rent and the rest getting to the three part time jobs […]

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    1 March 2014

    Yogi Gras

    At PCC’s Spring Professional Development Day the first panel I attended was Yogi Gras. Our instructor J combined basic yoga poses with intermittent freewriting assignment to help promote a relaxed state of mind. I was grateful for the relaxed pace and no pressure teaching style as this was my first experience taking a yoga class. I think […]

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  • Southern Arizona Writing Project was the keynote speaker for the 2014 Spring Professional Development sponsored by the writing faculty at Pima Community College. Here is a brief recap with some writing samples.

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  • I had the great pleasure to wax philosophical about poetry writing and teaching with my good friend Steve Salmoni.

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  • Working with the TV producers at Community Campus led to this wonderful creation with Charles Alexander. Charles is a board member of POG and pulisher at Chax Press. I was very thankful to have such an articulate guest for our first installment.  

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  • This was my second experiment with Camtasia and Skype and my good friend Les Hunter played guinea pig for an interview that I still use in my WRT 102: Writing about literature course.

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  • I composed this poem while working in Long Island as an adjunct and as a tutor. While commuting back and forth from those jobs during Occupy wall street Movement I wrote this. I’ve written several poems while driving on the Long Island Expressway but this might be the longest and I think it sounds best […]

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  • The most common words of my dissertation using the site Wordle

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