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Date: December 23, 2008

this i know, fall 2008: please listen

It’s that time of year again when I ask my composition students to speak with conviction about what is important to them–about what they believe. I emphasize to them, though, that this project is not really about speaking at all; it’s about listening. So, please, in the spirit of peace, give a listen to what someone has to say. You don’t have to accept it, to change your mind, but just try to understand what the person is saying. Just listen. You can start here: writing101.net/thisiknow

don’t play with your food

I’ve told them time and time again, “Don’t play with your food!” But no one listens to me. Aidan and Chris took some time the other day after art class to teach one another the finer points of lunching in style. They are two of a kind, and I love them. Now pass me the granola and let me have a try…[singlepic=247,200,200][singlepic=248,200,200] 

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