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Eckhart Tolle & Aliveness: Ethical Relating

The spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle talks about how humans have the unfortunate tendency to fail to recognize the “aliveness” of others. He talks about how, when people commit crimes, cruelties, and other negative/selfish/mean-spirited actions against others, it is a result … Continue reading

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The Freak Show

In Susan Miller’s now-classic academic text, Textual Carnivals: The Politics of Composition, she discusses how literature faculty are the “normal” group within an English department, and how rhetoric & composition faculty are the odd group, the weirdos, the stigmatized—the carnival/circus … Continue reading

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An energizing encounter & a list of ideas

Back in March, when I attended the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (4C’s), I had an exhilarating conversation with a new friend and mentor, Rebecca Ingalls, of Drexel University. Professor Ingalls and I had met on a teachers’ … Continue reading

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“What I really meant to say…”

We all have our own versions of words. My version of “rhetoric” is not what you mean, what she means, what he means, what they mean, when the word “rhetoric” is used. Neither is a simple word like “compose.” When … Continue reading

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Love, Compersion, and Jealousy

There is truth(s) in monogamy, and there is truth(s) in polyamory. There are truth(s) for different times within the same person’s life. And there are truth(s) that we can all recognize. One of those truths is love. While LBGTQ couples … Continue reading

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