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Thursday, March 3, 2005

Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey at the After-Oscar FGestivities

"It's fun to dress up for a while". Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Jamie Fox Pictured Here with his Date, Actress Leila Arcieri. Hott!

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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Cate Blanchett Looking Back

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Saturday, February 19, 2005

ELL's Leaving the Newcomers Program in One Year Prepared for Mainstreaming

The one thing that has put my ESL program on the right track is writing. Think about it. For semester after semester you have had students fail to make progress in class after class. Especially now, the ESL child. Latinos born outside the US have a 44.4% dropout rate (according to the 2000 US... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Writing Every Day! The Cure for the Dropout Rate in America

My classes have been writing every day. The first semester I gave them topics for compositions, stressed the capital letter -- punctuation connection, plus indentation. The second semester, just when they figured I was out of topics (I was) I started journal writing with them. I gave them a series... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Beat the Clock Round 3 Revised by Murphy's Rules "The Staircase"

I am standing on the platform at Atocha Train Station in North Madrid, breathing diesel fumes through my nose. I am twenty-two. Why the trains from Italy arrive here I cannot remember. The air is dry and sweet, the mountains barely visible in an orange and pink sunset. She steps off the train and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Beat The Clock Round Three Entry, Revised Using Murphy's Rules for Poetry

My Burden These white and black classroom fools! My back remembers the chase across the international border: crying, killing, carrying one another; can't care anymore, coughing up blood -- I'm caught, Christ! I'm not. I imagine one of these fat gringos touching me; greedy, greasy arrogant hands... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Murphy's Style Sheet for Revising Poetry (from Bill Moyers on Poetry)

Cliché Eliminate clichés, which are the vermin of imaginative writing. Initially fresh images, clichés have been taken over and made mundane by too frequent usage. They have lost their original authority, power, and beauty. They raise their predictable heads (aaah, a cliché!) in the early drafts of... Sign in to see full entry.

Carlo Parcelli Comments on Bill Moyers Poetry Documentary on ITBS

by Carlo Parcelli To the Enlightenment, that which does not reduce to numbers, and ultimately to the one, becomes illusion; modern positivism writes it off as literature. -- from Dialectic of Enlightenment by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno (p. 7) WHO HIRED BILL MOYERS TO DESTROY AMERICAN POETRY?... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Jim Autrey, Poet Laureate, Was the CEO of Meredith Publishing in Des Mines

He was featured, among other poets who have published volumes of their work, on a Bill Moyers special for PBS. I loved that show, ordered it from the area education association, and found that I could purchase it. I did so. There were three tapes, each containing interviews with two poets. I learned... Sign in to see full entry.

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