1. I've been teaching writing for over thirty-five years and the one principle of writing I value over everything else is the free play of the mind. If I were king of the forest, I would make this the one and only objective for offering a writing course. I'm hoping some of my students experienced their minds freeing up a bit this quarter; I hope every once in a while, as my students wrote, they forgot they were students writing for a WR 115 course and had moments when they just freely wrote what they were thinking. This all ran through my mind today as I reminded my students one last time that in this course, they are free to write their truth.
2. I am always on the lookout for ways to take odd self-portraits. Today I arrived early at the LCC bus station and it was rainy and I thought I might be able to take some fun self-portraits with the help of the stainless steel sculpture in front of the Health and Wellness Bldg. Here are some:
3. My afternoon and early evening hopped. Lunch at the Bier Stein, some beers at Sixteen Tons with Jeff, Don, Dick, Elliott, , and back home again for Thai food with three Babes with Axes, Molly, Olivia, and David. Things were relaxed at Sixteen Tons: