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  1. Jan 2015
    1. "Burroughs’ output predicted the affective temporalities that social networks would make ubiquitous half a century after Naked Lunch appeared: a continuous stream of emissions less concerned with the definitiveness of any individual utterance than with the continued elaboration of a familiar presence."

      I get the click of recognition with this particular quote. The world isn't so much flat as that Pharisee Friedman asserts as it has been leveled like the top of a mountain, all the energy goodies ripped out and the overburden midden gravity fed below, holler fill.

    1. animated gif in a zeega Terry Elliott did

      Here is the link: http://zeega.com/170893

    2. they noticed that my whole article was really about that

      I have just the book for you: Sentipensante Pedagogy

    3. but our real need is to feel loved ok, that’s a bit extreme, but you know

      No, this is not extreme at all. Love has so many forms and all are worthy.

    1. watch this and push back against the criticism of our profession

      Also, watch this and be aware of what drives folks to say and think horrible thinks about the very folk they claim to trust with their kid's brains.

    2. This is a great idea, WMWP.  Real service for your community.
  2. Dec 2014
    1. Maybe that is where this argument goes. I believe that the The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House. Audre Lorde.

    2. continue caring.

      Ancillary question: care about what?

    3. those that care and those that don’t care

      The problem for me is that this is a continuum of caring. They are oftentimes both. They define caring from each-their-own perspective. In other words the strategic students show how they care by honoring the system that assigns points to work and the intrinsic learners show they care by honoring their own inner compass. These 'definings' and 'honorings' are quite different from the way teachers and mentors define caring which are in turn quite variable.

    4. she made the mistake

      Reminds me of Taylor Mali: What Teachers Make. Or you can just listen to the relevant snippet here: Let's Be Honest

    5. “do they care?”.

      Simon Ensor and I have been having 'picnic' conversations on this over the last couple of months. I have even had Hangouts of One (yes, I am a lonely dude) that are in part about this. In our picnics the question has taken another form: is it fun?

    1. Are you pro- or anti-emoji?

      I am anti-communication. Just like the patent office said in 1865 about no new patents and what Bill Gates said about memory (yes, he really did say it-- [http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/09/08/640k-enough/]) we don't really need new vintages do we?

    2. There’s a strain of Jewish humor that hinges on which word is stressed in speech, which corresponds to which word is in italics in writing.

      Well...this borrowing from voice to speech is not exclusive to any culture. He just wanted an excuse to tell a joke.

    3. It’s not that good writers have chosen to flout a rule; it’s that the rule is not a rule in the first place. What Heller and many writers before him have never asked is: What makes a rule a rule? Who decides? Where does it come from?

      This is exactly the same thinking I discuss with students when I introduce citation to them. I get the inevitable question: why do I have to do it this way? I respond with three words: tribal, logical, conventional. Not in any particular order. Linguists are descriptive, grammar marms are prescriptive. Guess who is way more interesting.

    4. you’d sound like a pompous jackass.

      Holy, leaping jehosaphats of hyperbole, Batman. He's so hyperbolic he's asymptotic. Yeah. I said it.

    5. I tend not to be a pedant about Latin plurals. I like “the media are,” but I’m in a fussy minority here.

      Using the connotative and negative tone of pedant shows exactly how he feels.

    6. Trying to embed something in here from the atlantic article

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    7. astonished at how difficult they were to interpret.

      similar to a telephone interview--transcripts are valuable to the visually impaired but they represent a throttling of the gestalt, the whole of voice and vision that make up the full monty that is F2F conversation.

    8. his grammar feud

      Yeah, grammar marmism is rampant in our worlds. Some people mistake language for a machine when it is really a joshua tree or a redwood or some kind of fungus. The only disease that would kill language would be the evolution of telepathy and I don't think that would do it. To adapt Johnny Paycheck: take your rules Mr. Heller and shove 'em.

    9. the author and Harvard professor

      Interesting choice of word order here: author and professor instead of professor and author.