I never thought writing would get me talking

Monday, October 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I tell my boys, “Every event changes what comes after.” I want them to understand, in advance, the consequences for what they do or say. I know, however, that it’s something they’ll only learn with experience. And at my age, I’m still not so great at filtering what I think before it tumbles out of […]

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My kids aren’t writers, and I’m going to have to live with that

Monday, May 17, 2010 at 1:12 pm

When you hold that little baby, you expect to see a lot of yourself in them – maybe not in their infancy, but one day…As I was writing even in elementary school, well, I expected that they too…I was wrong. Neither of my middle school boys care one iota about writing, not now anyway. They […]

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Computers can’t read or (what!) interpret

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 6:30 am

My 6th-grade son has to write an essay. He writes it online. He submits it to some program. He gets a grade. What? Really? How ridiculous!! Since when did computers come with the ability to read and interpret creative writing? That would be just before they take over the world. And just to show you […]

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