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Any fans of “A Wind in the Willows”? Here’s the author’s gravestone, from my second visit, during daylight hours… Long story.

Any fans of “A Wind in the Willows”? Here’s the author’s gravestone, from my second visit, during daylight hours… Long story.

This clearly articulates one of my writing pet peeves. Though I wonder how many of my lovelies are paying attention this summer…

This clearly articulates one of my writing pet peeves. Though I wonder how many of my lovelies are paying attention this summer…

Crazy word from the OED (Oxford English Dictionary)

1975 S. Perelman Vinegar Puss 85, I might have been any stagedoor John honeyfogling some fly chorus girl with a nosegay of wilted flowers.

V: honeyfuggle: to deceive, swindle; to cajole

I love this word! Even if the OED does say it’s “now somewhat dated”

I hope you’re all happily highlighting (in your color of choice, it doesn’t have to be yellow!) How to Read Literature Like a Professor. And I hope you’re finding Foster’s voice infinitely readable and his tips quite useful.

I hope you’re all happily highlighting (in your color of choice, it doesn’t have to be yellow!) How to Read Literature Like a Professor. And I hope you’re finding Foster’s voice infinitely readable and his tips quite useful.

A bit of allusion for you in July. How’s your reading? Your writing? Trust me when I tell you I have been well reminded of your position. But do carry on. Charge on. Work on.

A bit of allusion for you in July. How’s your reading? Your writing? Trust me when I tell you I have been well reminded of your position. But do carry on. Charge on. Work on.

briandrawsengland:

Featuring pretty-much-verbatim dialogue from class today.

Okay, this cartoon might be horrifying to you, but this illustrates what my class is like. There IS some cursing here, so if you’re sensitive, please don’t read it. My point is that I am struggling with what I am learning this summer - some of it is RIdicUlous - but my struggle will (hopefully) make me a better teacher, in part by helping me understand your frustrations a bit more clearly.

Jul 9
I’m in a place, Oxford, where they embrace geeky behavior and I love it even on days when I leave my class feeling like I understand LESS than when I walked in that day. Some days AP class might be like that for you - just stick with it.

I’m in a place, Oxford, where they embrace geeky behavior and I love it even on days when I leave my class feeling like I understand LESS than when I walked in that day. Some days AP class might be like that for you - just stick with it.

Jul 7
So I’m going to bed. Besides, I just saw a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Oxford Castle and that was high art, so the lowbrow needs to take a bow until tomorrow. 

How’s your reading going? My first paper is due a week from today and I’m a bit tweaked. I’ve got some ideas and I’m going to the writing center here after class tomorrow. Keep you fingers crossed!

So I’m going to bed. Besides, I just saw a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Oxford Castle and that was high art, so the lowbrow needs to take a bow until tomorrow.

How’s your reading going? My first paper is due a week from today and I’m a bit tweaked. I’ve got some ideas and I’m going to the writing center here after class tomorrow. Keep you fingers crossed!

Jul 5
Bit of a difference in meaning between these two lines, right? So when you write, look back at your finished product 24 hours later and see if your intent is what you intended.

Bit of a difference in meaning between these two lines, right? So when you write, look back at your finished product 24 hours later and see if your intent is what you intended.

Jul 4
The doors to Lincoln College Library at Oxford. For size, see my computer and bag in the bottom left corner. You need to pass through two electronic gates to get this far and once you go through the wooden doors you need to use your key fob again to pass through glass doors. The books are more secure than the dorm rooms, fer sure!

The doors to Lincoln College Library at Oxford. For size, see my computer and bag in the bottom left corner. You need to pass through two electronic gates to get this far and once you go through the wooden doors you need to use your key fob again to pass through glass doors. The books are more secure than the dorm rooms, fer sure!