This morning, a young man went to the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, walked into a writing classroom, and opened fire. As I write this, the most common reports are that twenty people are wounded, and thirteen people are dead, including the writing teacher. I teach at Chemeketa Community College; today, I … More We are Umpqua Community College
This isn’t really within the purview of this blog, where I mostly write about literature and education. But I love my adopted home state of Oregon, and today, Oregon is chock full of love. This has been too long coming, but I am very, VERY happy that’s it’s here. I am so proud of my state, … More Freedom and equality in Oregon
Good grief, was it really March when I last posted one of these? I have REALLY let myself go! (Someday I’ll fill you in on my week-long Oreo binge.) In my defense, I was dealing with a dying cat (she’s feeling better now, by the way), a healthy dose of fiction rejection, and, well, that’s … More A Writer’s Notebook: sonnet
So, more doctored, fake-apocalyptic photos of Oregon, this time of “blood-red” sunsets along the Oregon coast, after William Ashcroft‘s famous oil pastels depicting the eerie sunsets following the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883.
Hello, gang. Chances are, if you’re one of the dozen people who subscribe to this blog, you might have noticed that some of the posts these past few weeks have been pretty long delayed in turning up online or in your RSS reader. That’s not WordPress’s fault. See, I’ve been on the road, driving from … More A word about the delays in posts lately