Tuesday, May 26th Writing into the Day: Watch the following video and respond to it after watching.
Friday, May 22nd Writing into the Day: Watch the following video and respond to it after watching.
Monday, May 18th Quote: "Nothing ever becomes real until it's experienced." --John Keats Writing into the Day: Watch the following video and then write your responses to it below:
Friday, May 8 Quote: "The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself, but the ends you serve for all, in common, will take you into eternity." --Marcus Garvey Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! Write for 7 minutes straight!
Tuesday, April 27th Quote: "Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness, they are a sign of a pure heart." --Jose Harris Writing into the Day: TICKLE THE PEN TUESDAY!!! Free write today for 7 minutes! I'll write with you! Oh how I've missed our writing!!!!
Friday, April 24th
Wednesday, April 22nd Explore the Grammar Apps on your iPad today. Play some games, take some quizzes, learn some new things! When you finish, write in the contact form below 1 thing that you learned! You have 10 minutes!
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Friday, April 9th Quote: "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement." --Rita Mae Brown Writing into the Day: If you could go anywhere and do anything with your life, where and what would it be? No restrictions...whatever...go.
Wednesday, April 8th Quote: "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out" --Walter Winchell Writing into the day: FREE WRITE! Write for 7 Minutes!
Tuesday, April 7th
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Thursday, March 26th
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Wednesday, March 25th
Tuesday, March 24th Quote: "Don't quote me on this..." --Unknown
Monday, March 23rd
Friday, March 20th Quote: "Look back and smile on perils past." --Walter Scott
Thursday, March 19th Quote: "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." --Frederick Douglass
Wednesday, March 18th Quotes: "Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun." --Pablo Picasso
Tuesday, March 17th Quote: "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." --Forrest Gump
Monday, March, 16th Quote: "Age does not protect you from love, but love, to some extent, protects you from age." --Anais Nin
Friday, March 13th Quote: "At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst." --Aristotle Writing into the day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!! Write about whatever you want for 7 minutes!
Thursday, March 12th Quote: "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." --Benjamin Franklin
Wednesday, March 11th Quote: "Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty with words" --Edgar Allen Poe
Tuesday, March 10th Quote: "If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit." --William J. Clinton
Monday, March 9th Quote: "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." --T.S. Eliot Writing into the day: Happy Monday! Write about a vacation you've been on or a vacation that you want to take; upload some photos of the place that you visited!
Tuesday, March 3rd Quote: "I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read: "WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has nearly completed a highly critical report accusing the police in Ferguson, Mo., of making discriminatory traffic stops of African-Americans that created years of racial animosity leading up to an officer’s shooting of a black teenager last summer, law enforcement officials said. According to several officials who have been briefed on the report’s conclusions, the report criticizes the city for disproportionately ticketing and arresting African-Americans and relying on the fines to balance the city’s budget. The report, which is expected to be released as early as this week, will force Ferguson officials to either negotiate a settlement with the Justice Department or face being sued by it on civil rights charges. Either way, the result is likely to be significant changes inside the Ferguson Police Department, which is at the center of a national debate over race and policing."
Writing into the Day: Respond to what you've just read.
Monday, March 2nd Quote: "Oh, what a rogue and peasant slave am I." --Hamlet Writing into the Day: MANIC MONDAY!!!! FREE WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES WITHOUT TALKING!!! Oh, how I've missed your alls free writes!!!!
Thursday, February 26th Quote: "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."
Read: The United States of America spends roughly $730 Billion in "defensive" spending annually; that includes nuclear weapons research, personnel housing and pay, operations, weapon procurement, and construction. The American budget for "defensive" spending is more than the next thirteen nations combined; that means that out of the predicted $1.7 trillion spent on militaries globally, the USA consumes a total 39% of the entire worlds budget for war.
Writing into the day: How do you feel about the provided information? If you were in control of the US budget, what would you change?
Monday, February 23rd Quote: "If you really want to do something, you will find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse". --John Rohn
Writing into the day: Welcome back, tell me all about your snow week!
Friday, February 13th
Writing into the day: Google, and then upload a photo of something that you find incredibly scary. Then write a brief narrative about the photo. You can explain what is happening in the photo, the history of the photo, or make up a story about the photo. Have fun, and happy Friday the 13th!
Thursday, February 12th Quote: "In a time of destruction, create something." --Maxine Hong Kingston Writing into the day:
3:55 AM: A low, grumbling bass notes carries swiftly across the surface of a seemingly inactive ocean as Dr. Cintra cranks out the final edits of her thesis paper. "What was that?" Dr. Cintra questioned shakily. The great researcher was familiar with the howls of beasts far and wide after completing several years abroad with the mythological research division of Eastern Kentucky University, but today her mind was boggled by what she heard. "I've never heard anything like it," responded Sgt. Muntz, the right-hand to Dr. Cintra's security personnel. "Me either," responded the Doctor. Coffee cups rattled off of the desks and the building wavered in the chorus of the sound. Lights flicked on around the dark skyline of the city, like stars fluttering in a foggy-nights sky. The population reacted to the ominous vibrato, waking in a heat of confusion. The two rushed outside in a crowd standing astonished as the earth crackled beneath their feet........
FINISH THE STORY!
Tuesday, February 11th Quote: "It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more trees." --George eliot Writing into the day: "At approximately 1,400 years old (some sources say over 2,000), this tree is believed to have the widest tree trunk in the world, with a diameter of 11.62 m (38.1 ft). There was speculation as to whether the trunk was comprised of several trees, but after careful DNA examination it was determined that this was indeed a single tree" (www.nps.gov) Write about a tree, any tree. What do you remember about this tree? what type of significance does it have to you? what would you do if the tree died? Put in a solid seven minutes of writing, trees are a big deal.
Tuesday, February 10th Quote: "Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love." --William Shakespeare
Writing into the day: What is the meaning of life?
Monday, February 9th Quote: "We're so quick to go to make things black and white, and to put things in their box. But, everything is this mixture - and that's what the world is - it's this blend of different things." --Matisyahu Writing into the Day: Write a poem about how vivid and intense a double rainbow would be in real life.
Friday, February 6th Quote: "Always think hard about crossing over to a bad side; if you were weak enough to cross over, you may not be strong enough to cross back." --Victoria Addino Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES!!! NON-STOP!!! NO WALLS!!!! JUST GO!!!!
Wednesday, January 4th
Quote: "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." --Henry Ford
Writing into the Day: After spending your first day researching Shakespeare, write about something interesting that you found. Where did you find the information? How does it impact your understanding of Shakespeare?
Tuesday February 3rd Quote: "All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy, avarice drags Pluto himself out of the bowels of the earth." --Karl Marx Writing into the day: Write a brief argument for something that matters to you. Include at least two quotes, facts, or figures to support your claim.
Friday, January 30th Quote: "They don't think it be like it is, but it do." -Oscar Gamble
Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WOOHOO!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES!
Thursday, January 29th
Quote: "When Power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses." -John F. Kennedy
Writing into the Day: How does poetry make you feel? Has poetry ever had the same effect on you as television or movies? Do you agree with the quote above? Explain, and name some of your favorite poems!
Monday, January 26th Quote: "It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not." --Andre Gide Writing into the Day: What were your thoughts on last nights reading? Did you understand what was being argued? What was the argument? What were two things that confused or intrigued you about the reading?
Friday, January 23rd Quote: "In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule." --Frederich Nitchze Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES!
Thursday, January 22nd Quote: "A little black girl years for the blue eyes of a little white girl, and the horror at the heart of her yearning is exceeded only by the evil of fulfillment." --The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison Writing into the Day: Explain your reaction to this book in detail. What does it leave with you?
Wednesday, January 21st Quote: "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." --Albert Einstein Writing into the Day: Watch this following satirical clip and write your response to it. Do you think we fall victim to this problem presented and satirized?
Friday, January 20th Quote: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing into the Day: Watch the following video and then respond with your thoughts below. Think of something you truly oppose, do you believe there's anything that can change your mind on that?
Friday, January 16th Quote: "Certain seeds it will not nurture, certain fruit it will not bear and when the land kills of its own volition, we aquiese and say that the victim had no right to live." --Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES!
Thursday, January 15th Quote: "Anger is better. There is a sense of being in anger. A reality and presence. An awareness of worth. It is a lovely surging." --Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye Writing into the Day: Explain how you react when you are angry? What steps does your anger go through? What emotions do you feel? Is this similar to the way your parents act when they are angry? Explain.
Wednesday, January 14th Quote: "Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another--physical beauty. Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought." --Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye Writing into the Day: What are your thoughts on the quote above? Explore this.
Monday, January 12 Quote: "Love is never any better than the lover." --Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye Writing into the Day: What do you think this quote means? What does it mean within the context of the book and what does it mean in the context of your own life?
Quote: "We mistook violence for passion, indolence for leisure, and thought recklessness was freedom." --Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES!
Wednesday, January 7th Quote: "What you're seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it's orchestrated. I don't know why or who's doin git, but it's the legacy. And it's a legacy that is so important to the culture." --Phyllicia Rashad on the Cosby rape allegations Writing into the Day: The quote above is Bill Cosby's T.V. wife's comments on his rape allegations. What do you think about her comments? What is the importance of the Cosby show? Do you believe this is an orchestrated destruction, and to what purpose?
Tuesday, January 6th Quote: "No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; it's the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, tossed into the sea; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look it's the first page and it's a beautiful one! --C. Joybell Writing into the Day: A couple questions: How was your break? What did you do? What was the good, bad, and the ugly? Then, what are your resolutions for this year? What do you want to change, or do differently, or experience, etc in 2015?
Wednesday, December 10th Quote: "There is really nothing more to say--except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how." --Tonni Morrison, The Bluest Eye Writing into the Day: What are your thoughts and expectations or reservations about this book thus far?
Thursday, December 4th Quote: "Marriage can wait, education cannot." --Kahlid Housenni, A Thousand Splendid Suns Writing into the Day: What was your experience with this book/assignment like? I want you to push past the group work aspect (because I know that can be rough), but focus on actually reading the book and discussing on the discussion board. What was that like? Did you enjoy the book you read?
Wednesday, December 3rd Quote: "I always speak the truth. Not the whole truth, because there's no way to say it all. Saying it all is literally impossible: words fail. Yet it's through this very impossibility that the truth holds onto the real." --Jacques Laccan Writing into the Day: The above quote is from one of the biggest theorists with the psychoanalytical theory of criticism. Read this quote and do your best to break it down and discuss its meaning. Walk through it the way you would one of the poems in the poetry sets!
Tuesday, December 2nd Quote: "Rest and be thankful." --William Wordsworth Writing into the Day: What did you do over Thanksgiving break?
Wednesday, November 19th Quote: "Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted." --Jules Renard Writing into the Day: Talk without being interrupted! For 7 minutes straight! (AKA...on your iPads!)
Tuesday, November 18th Quote: "The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in." --Henry Green Writing into the Day: You were an innocent teacher chaperone at Fall Ball...what did you see? (Write it in the voice of the teacher!) 7 minutes!
Monday, November 17th Quote: "One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple." --Jack Kerouack Writing into the Day: What is the most complex feeling you have at this moment in time? Try to put it into simple words.
Friday, November 14th Quote: "Employ your time in improving yourself by others men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for." --Socrates Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!!! WRITE CONTINUOUSLY FOR 7 MINUTES!!!!!
Wednesday, November 12th Quote: "Start writing no matter what! The water does not flow if the faucet is not turned on." --Louis L'Amor Writing into the Day: WACKY WEDNESDAY!!!! FREE WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES! TURN YOUR FAUCET'S ON!!!
Tuesday, November 11th Quote: "Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it." --Lloyd Alexander Writing into the Day: What's your favorite movie? What about it makes it your favorite?
Monday, November 10th Quote: "Plan your work for today and everyday, then work your plan." --Margaret Thatcher Writing into the Day: What needs to happen in your life to make you more organized and more focused?
Friday, November 7th Quote: "There's nothing to writing. You just sit down at a typewriter and open a vein."
Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES!
Thursday, November 6th Quote: "Substitute "damn" every time that you're inclined to write "very." Your editor will delete it and everything will be as it should be." --Mark Twain Writing into the Day: Free write today, but follow the directions in the quote above! Write for 7 minutes!
Wednesday, November 5th Quote: "If you don't have time to read, you don't have time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." --Stephen King Writing into the Day: How do you think writers actually write? Do you think they have a process? Do you think they pay attention to all the things English teachers try to make you think about? How do you think Stephen King writes?
Thursday, October 30th Quote: "You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for adults, you write it for children." --Madeline L' Engle Writing into the Day: What were your thoughts about yesterday's writing marathon? What did you experience, discover, or think about while you were there?
Monday, October 27th Quote: "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." --Gaileo Writing into the Day: What were your thoughts on the debate you watched? Who do you think was the most successful?
Friday, October 24th Quote: "One person's craziness is another's reality." --Tim Burton Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES WITHOUT TALKING!!!!
Wednesday, October 22nd Quote: "Life's a journey not a destination." --Aerosmith Writing into the Day: WACKY WEDNESDAY!!! FREE WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES!
Tuesday, October 21st Quote: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." --Mae West Writing into the Day: Creatively describe something in this room as if you were that something, but do NOT say what you are. Must be an object, not a person.
Monday, October 20th Quote: "Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football (soccer). --Albert Camus Writing into the Day: What were your thoughts on the soccer article you read over the weekend? Was it really about soccer? What was the true purpose of the article?
Thursday, October 16th Quote: "I lie to myself all the time, but I never believe me." --S.E. Hinton Writing into the Day: Write about a time when you lie to yourself. What is it that you lied about? Why do you think you do this? Be honest...it's just me reading this!
Friday, October 10th Quote: "Faith is taking the first step, even when you can't see the whole staircase." --Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!!! WOOHOO!!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES ON WHATEVER YOU WANT!
Tuesday, October 7th Quote: "Concerning nonviolence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks." --Malcolm X Writing into the Day: Why is it that we are so quick to judge Malcolm X for his acceptance of violence and it's role in change? Do we not consider this common practice today? What, then, is military for? Expand your ideas on this and write on this discussion for 7 minutes.
Monday, October 6th: Quote: "They put your mind right in a bag and take it wherever they want." --Malcolm X Writing into the Day: What were your thoughts on the Malcolm X speech you watched over the weekend?
Thursday, October 2nd Quote: "In this country, American means white. Everyone else has to hyphenate." --Toni Morrison Writing into the Day: What are you thoughts on the statement above? How does this make you feel?
Tuesday, September 30th Quote: "Whether it's trying to convince others that something is more true, more virtuous, or more desirable--all communication is rhetoric in action." --Leonard Koren Writing into the Day: Watch the video and then respond to it below. What are your thoughts after watching this? What bias are present for both sides?
Monday, September 29th Quote: "Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in." --Shannon Alder Writing into the Day: What cage were you held captive in? What, in your life, has shaped your ideas? What in our life, as Kentuckians, has our ideas captive? THINK ABOUT THIS AND WRITE FOR 5 MINUTES.
Thursday, September 25th Quote: "Politicians: Pinocchios with nose jobs." --Bauvard Writing into the Day: What kind of a liar are you? Are you good at it or bad? Explain how you either succeed or fail at lying.
Wednesday, September 24 Quote: "A mother was thinking of how to keep her naughty child in line she tried using the boogey man it didn't work ... she thought and thought then said "the Politician is going to get you" and he was never naughty again.” --Rassool Jibrael Snyman Writing into the Day: Do you think it's important to learn about politics? Is this something that is vital to you and your life? Explain your reasoning.
Tuesday, September 23 Quote: "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." --John Adams Writing into the Day: What political party do you belong to? Why do you belong to this party? What are the main ideals of this party that are attractive to you?
Friday, September 19th Quote: "There are two ways to live your life; one as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as everything is a miracle. --Albert Einstein Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! 7 MINUTES HOMIES!!! LET'S GO! (LET IT GO...)
Tuesday, September 16th Quote: "Today's public figures can no longer can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either." --Gore Vidal Writing into the Day: What are your thoughts on the above quote? Do you agree or disagree? What does this, or your analysis of this quote, say about the state of our government?
Friday, September 12th Quote: "But the world moves on, even when you don't want it to, even when change feels like the end of everything. It never stops." --Ann Aguire Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!!! WRITE WHATEVER'S ON YOUR MIND FOR 7 MINUTES STRAIGHT!!!
Thursday, September 11th Quote: "Before Sept. 11, the idea that Americans would voluntarily agree to live their lives under the gaze of a network of biometric surveillance cameras, peering at them in government buildings, shopping malls, subways and stadiums, would have seemed unthinkable, a dystopian fantasy of a society that had surrendered privacy and anonymity." --Jeffrey Rosen Writing into the Day: What are your thoughts, memories, concerns, worries, fears, and/or ideas about September 11, 2001. Write on this for 5 minutes.
Wednesday, September 10th Quote: "Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe and the vast majority of people will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure." --George Carlin Writing into the Day: What do our beliefs as a people say about us as a society?
Tuesday, September 9th Quote: "We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives into our hands and hurl them out among the stars." --David Bottoms Writing into the Day: If you had no restrictions in this world, what would you do with your life? What are the restrictions that you have? Write for 5 minutes on this.
Thursday, September 4th Quote: "It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women don't creep by daylight." --Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper Writing into the Day: What does this quote mean? Take it to all the levels you possibly can...go crazy here!!!
Wednesday, September 3rd Quote: "We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial--I believe we are lost." --Erique Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front Writing into the Day: Think about our culture, our society, our values, our priorities...given that, do you believe the above quote is true. Elaborate on your ideas.
Tuesday, September 2-5 Quote: "God invented war so that Americans would learn geography." --Mark Twain Writing into the Day: What are your thoughts on this quote? How does this characterize Americans? Do you agree with this characterization?
Friday, August 29th Quote: "Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing." --August Wilson Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES STRAIGHT WITHOUT STOPPING!!!
Thursday, August 28th Quote: "Between my finger and my thumb/ the squat pen rests; snug as a gun." --Seamus Heaney ("Digging") Writing into the Day: Why "snug as a gun"; what literary poetic devices are at play here? Why the specific word "gun"? Elaborate on your ideas.
Wednesday, August 27th Quote: "Oopps." --Mrs. Cintra Writing into the Day: When you think about poetry, what is it that comes to mind? Do you love it, hate it, or tolerate it? Explain.
Tuesday, August 26th Quote: "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." --Victor Hugo Writing into the Day: What is your all time favorite song and why is this your favorite? What about is so significant to you? Is it the beat? They lyrics? A memory? Go in depth with this!!!
Monday, August 25th Quote: "Who overcomes by force has overcome but half his foe." --John Milton, Paradise Lost Writing into the Day: Locate someone in the classroom and indirectly describe them. Describe how they walk, how they sit, how they move, how they toss their hair, but no direct characterization!!!
8-22-14 Quote: "The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." --John Milton, Paradise Lost Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES STRAIGHT ABOUT WHATEVER IS ON YOUR MIND! YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO STOP WRITING!!! GO!
08-21-14 Quote: "Never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep." --John Milton, Paradise Lost Writing into the Day: Do you agree with the above quote? Give evidence to support your position.
8-20-14 Quote: "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established, through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures." --Proverbs 24: 3,4 Writing into the Day: Look around the room and tell me about myself based on what you see and the little bit of time we've spent together. What kind of person am I? What are my political beliefs? What are my social beliefs? Who was I in high school? Who am I?
8-19-14 Quote: "Begin. Be bold. Venture to be wise." --Horace Writing into the Day: How are you feeling about the technology involved in this class? Are you nervous, excited, annoyed, what?
08-13-14 Quote: "Becoming is superior to being." --Paul Klee Writing into the Day: (answer this question in space provided below) What are your expectations for this class? What would you like to get out of your sophomore English class?