Saturday, January 9, 2010
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.