Monday, October 24, 2011

Should Christians Be Vegetarians?

Here's an article that can be used when discussing the importance of anticipating the opposition. (I think author Michael Gilmour overdoes it a bit, to be honest, but at least he's thorough.) It's also an argument that might rile up some of my students here in this Bible-Belt town.

Monday, October 10, 2011

CT2.0 Blog

Here's a blog on critical thinking that I recently learned about.

Creative Blocks and How to Fix Them

I'll be teaching creative writing in the spring, so I'm going to start collecting articles and such that I might want to share with my class.

Here's one from 99% on creative blocks.

Super People

From publishing exec James Atlas:

"In the end, the whole idea of Super Person is kind of exhausting to contemplate. All that striving, working, doing. A line of Whitman’s ... has stayed with me: 'I loaf and invite my soul.'      

Isn’t that where the real work gets done?"   

I think I am one of these "super people" by nature, and I hate it. I sure as hell don't want my child to be one of these, though she just might have it in her genes, too.

To be honest, I'm just about ready to jump off the overachieving treadmill madness, salary and accomplishments and honors and intellectual fun be damned. I want to "loaf and invite my soul." It's been a long, long time since I've done that. I hardly know myself anymore.