Remember how I mentioned creating a new website over the summer thanks to a student who is interested in responsive web design? Well, it's still in development, but is starting to shape up nicely. Once we've put together everything as we want it, I'll be moving my blogging over to the site. In other... Continue Reading →

Progress: Living & Learning

So. I received an email regarding my book proposal last night at midnight. When I realized what the email was about, I debated whether or not to open it, as I was getting ready to go to bed after a long (productive) day of discussing writing centers with folks from institutions across Oklahoma. I decided... Continue Reading →


Another academic year has finished, and now it's on to summer! I submitted my book proposal to SWR yesterday, which was about 8 months overdue, but it's difficult to fit in publishing/scholarship concerns during the school year. I received an email from the series editor, who said my proposal has been forwarded to some reviewers;... Continue Reading →

Re-envisioning Comp II (again)

Okay. I think I almost have the assignment sequencing down for my Comp II classes. With some tweaking. Of course. Here's what I'm thinking (keep in mind that we're required to have 4 major projects in Comp II, at least 2 of which must be research-based): Sequence I: keep the interview write-up, but add 2-3... Continue Reading →

In a holding pattern

So it's almost July, and I'm trying to gauge just how productive I've been this summer; as I told a colleague yesterday, this summer has been about the 3 "R"s for me--reading, writing, and redecorating the house. I've been doing things here and there, but I don't really feel like I've totally finished any huge... Continue Reading →

Why, hello. . .

It's been a while. I just turned in final grades for my spring courses, which means summer is here for me (other than a few end-of-semester faculty obligations and going to commencement on Saturday). And I am not teaching this summer, which means more time for writing! Yay! Maybe I'll finally be able to keep... Continue Reading →

Spring break, anyone?

Well. . .it's been awhile. As usual. This week is spring break: Dave and I went to Colorado Springs for a long weekend. We went up to Pikes Peak (no apostrophe, which frustrates me a bit--it should be Pike's Peak!) on a train; we visited the Garden of the Gods; we took a lantern tour... Continue Reading →

New year. . .

New semester. So far, so good, it seems. I don't feel too overwhelmed or out of place--yet--which means I'm already starting to see an improvement from my situation at the beginning of last semester. That being said, the grading hasn't really started yet, so we'll see how things go in about 3 weeks. Gulp. So... Continue Reading →

For the record

I successfully defended my dissertation on June 22 (yay), I made the appropriate revisions and submitted the diss to Ohiolink (where it will live happily ever after with all the other theses and dissertations written at Ohio universities) (double yay), I am in the throes of planning my courses for SWOSU (triple yay), and Dave and... Continue Reading →

I need

to get out of this writing funk. Everything was progressing along and then. . .BAM. Chapters 1-3 are drafted, I have 2 inter-chapters kinda drafted and ideas for the other 2. . .but chapter 4 looms over me. I just. can't. do. it. Can't bring myself to write anything. It's like I'm overwhelmed by choices... Continue Reading →

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