Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Question of Hamlet and The Problem of Choice

I have a problem that’s keeping me awake. The problem enters my dreams and the constant wrestling with the issue heightens my awareness of the paradox of choice. Too much choice and we are paralyzed, too little choice and we … Continue reading

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Running into Reality?

I run, and like Johnathon, running sends me into a cascade of contemplation. Before my Saturday morning long run, I was listening to the audiobook version of the play, Hamlet, and planning the lessons for our next unit of study. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Re:vision

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Re:writing and Re:thinking

There is no escaping it. Writing is difficult. But some writing is more difficult.  Some writing requires hours of quietly wrought deliberation with one’s own thoughts. There’s no doubt, that good writing requires good thinking. Good writing defies formula, defies … Continue reading

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Entering, Exiting, and Identity

 Entering “The Matrix” with my students never fails to dominate my cognitive time, though this time will be different. This time, instead of an emphasis on the construction of meaning through cinematic devices, I will enter the film spending time … Continue reading

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Thinking about Film

We watched part of the film version of the novel, The Namesake, in class today and the scene where Ashima learns of her husband’s death over the phone launched me into thinking about the ways that the two media communicate so … Continue reading

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Rewriting?

I have been thinking about my current dilemma. I am the subject of criticism and the object of masochism. My philosophical belief in rewriting assignments has me stuck in a metaphysical game of tug-of-war. In most areas of my life, … Continue reading

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Blogging?

  The only problem with assigning my students the task of writing a blog is that I feel compelled to do the same. I think that I need to have the same experience of facing the blank page, learning the … Continue reading

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