Monthly Archives: February 2015

Revision: How A Book Gets Better

So, I’m pretty sure this is a good book that I’m writing.  I mean, I don’t know for sure that it’s publishable, especially in the current condition, but I know it’s at least almost there. And it’s getting better. I’m now in … Continue reading

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RIP, Leonard Nimoy

Farewell, Spock.  As the New York Times is reporting, he passed away this morning. Nimoy, and more specifically his alter-ego in Star Trek, was important to me as a kid. I had a TON of anger issues, and the Vulcan … Continue reading

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Revision Is a Beast With Too Many Teeth

So I began revising The Damn Book. Damn this book. I went into the revision process knowing I would have to jettison and rewrite one chapter that just didn’t work.  And I knew I wanted to insert a few “interludes” … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of Teaching

These are all real kids I’ve taught.  They’re not the majority, of course.  The vast majority of students come, do OK in school, and graduate.  No, these are the ones who stick out in my memory. James was a freshman … Continue reading

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