So anyway, I meant to post about those Online Writing Labs (OWLs) that many colleges have put online. Their contents and quality vary widely from one college to the next. They’re intended to help students write their papers at whatever time they get around to doing them, wherever they happen to be. Good ones include […]
I was browsing through a magazine about writing today and came across an article about online writing labs (OWLs), suggesting that writers make use of them as reference tools. I was distracted, though, by this: Ink, “A Free, Multiplayer, Online Game for Writing & Community.” Imagine that you’re surfing the Web and you discover a site […]
Today was the rescheduled date for Katie’s writing group, so off we went to one of our favorite bookstores, Charis. Unfortunately—due to the rescheduling, I think—Katie was the only “member” who showed up. The group is just for high school “womyn,” and the only other person to attend was the facilitator. As it turns out, […]
I’ve been meaning to do it for years. I’ve always heard great things about the performances and the venue. The fact that Sam’s cousin cooks up delicious food there is yet another reason to go. I really prefer live theater – especially for Shakespeare. It’s how He meant for his works to be enjoyed! See more […]
Funktionslust My thanks to ladytabitha for leading me (indirectly) to it.
oligopsony (oli-GOP-suh-nee): The market condition where a few buyers control the market for a product. From the marvelous A.Word.A.Day list.
Linguists boycott Kansas hearings on intelligent design of English The state board of education in Kansas plans to hold hearings in May on the “intelligent design” theory of the origin of English, which claims that the language was constructed in the early 6th century by a committee of unknown experts guided by a Supreme Grammarian. […]
Another new word! Word of the Day for Tuesday, January 4, 2005 distrait \dis-TRAY\, adjective: Divided or withdrawn in attention, especially because of anxiety.
I subscribe to several different “word of the day” lists. Some are technical, like the whatis.com list. One is from Buzzwhack. Several are just “normal” lists. Every time there’s actually a new-to-me word on one of them, I get all excited. skookum (SKOO-kuhm) adjective Powerful; first-rate; impressive. [From Chinook Jargon, from a Chehalis word meaning spirit […]