Bye-bye Bah Humbug.

Monday, December 3: Grading freshman research papers kills my goodwill, generosity, and patience. I spent today’s few winter daylight hours indoors and in a prolonged state of deja vu. Hello comma splices, disagreeing subjects and verbs, unfocused paragraphs, and triple spacing. Haven’t I seen you all some place before? The semester’s first (second, third, and […]

Fuzzy equations.

The math never adds up when you’re a writer. I’m talking just basic addition, subtraction, and division. Even I could handle calculations that simple, but the result I got was all wrong. First I thought the payroll department made a mistake. The university pays me biweekly, but the amount on my direct deposit confirmation slip […]