Saturday, January 9, 2010

Becoming Kurtz

20º and 98% sunny (2% thin, hazy cloud-like substances)

A brief mention here and then a day date with my man.

Justin Evans has a post up about the attempt to balance teaching writing and actually writing, and in his case, he's a high school teacher so the balance is all the more difficult to achieve. My favorite part of the post is his parting shot:

I suppose I could, in an attempt to find catharsis, throw away all restraint and become a variation of Kurtz in my classroom, inflicting true terror into the lives of my students.

Oh, wow, I had a sudden vision of the classroom as the journey to that "heart of darkness" with which we English majors are all so familiar and myself as Kurtz. Shiver. Shudder.

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