A quick note to students who were in my English 1101 class. Miles Hochstein, whose photo-essay we discussed last semester, has contacted me to comment that he read many of your comments about his project. He writes:
I was just reading through your students' blogs commenting on my web site
(located via Yahoo search for my name) and enjoying their musings very
much. Please convey to them my thanks if you have a means to do so,
including the guy who thought I was a "wieido". I love that comment and
thank him for it. It reminds me of the amusing social norms that seemed so
important when I was growing up. I would say to him with a smile now
"that goes without saying!" Discovering your own unique individuality,
your own inner weirdo, is something that I would commend to any young
adult. Is there any other happiness?
I enjoyed all the comments, including the negative ones, and particularly
the thoughts people had about their own relationships to photography and
I learned from the experience of being the object of commentary. Please
feel free to post this on your blog if you'd like.
I just thought that some of you might be interested to know his reactions.
(Cross-posted to my English 1102 blog).
¶ 10:57 AM
Thursday, January 08, 2004
Note: most of my teaching materials will now be appearing in my spring course blog, available here.
¶ 2:49 PM
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Not that it won't be the most popular post on the planet by tomorrow, but I just wanted to create a link to the "Why I Hate Personal Weblogs" piece, and I still haven't gotten around to installing MT in my office.
¶ 8:43 AM
If you don't see your group blog anywhere on this page, let me know and I'll add it. Thanks.
¶ 3:09 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Just a quick note to say that I've been enjoying your portfolios. I'll likely write my own summary entry after the grading is completely done, but I do have a small request. I'd like to store some of your comments in my teaching portolio. I'll likely be contacting a few of you individually over the next few days to ask if I can use quotations from your portfolios.
I realize this is public material (after all it's on your blog), but it seems a little more conscientious to request your premission for this use of your writing (basically as a means of promoting my own profile as an academic). I've been pleased to see many of you comment on how blogging has helped your writing.
And once the grading process is done, you're certainly welcome to do whatever you wish with your blogs. After all, the work you've done in them belongs to you.
¶ 12:17 PM
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