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Coda or Interregnum?

Happy new year to my readers! I begin a new semester looking forward to City College of San Francisco’s imminent release from academic death row of de-accreditation (hopefully via a court judgement against the ACCJC). No news yet though. Many … Continue reading

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The Muse Returns

The Muse Returns written 10/11/13 edited 10/27/13 After my uninspiring blog post on the media literacy conference (9/7/13 post), I fell so deep into my City College-On-Death-Row-Semester that I could not think about posting, or even writing for myself. There … Continue reading

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Executioner’s Song

This last Wednesday July 3, after teaching my summer class, I was cleaning up my office, readying myself to head out into gridlocked traffic (the BART strike ongoing). Just then, on the afternoon of a holiday weekend, our Interim Chancellor … Continue reading

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Hear The Voice Of The Bard: Celebrating Carlos Ramirez 1938-2013

I started this blog to bring together fragments of my writing and teaching life, but life keeps getting in the way.  I have been dwelling on what to do about a persistent fatigue lately, which is often worsened by occasional … Continue reading

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The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Written 1/19/13 revised 3/24/13 Beginning a semester again at City College of San Francisco is like falling into a time warp: the eternal semester that is, has been,  and always will be.  Somewhere in the middle of the first week’s … Continue reading

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Rip Van Winkle Wanders Into Web 2.0

Attending the 2009 Conference on College Composition and Communication By Jeff Goldthorpe Once upon a time, a “youthful” thirty-four year old graduate student in composition worked on an edgy thesis on integrating visual media into writing classes.  Rip even gave … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Family Christmas Letter, by Jeff Goldthorpe

Another family Christmas letter, supposed to show you, show me really, I do have it all But it’s January 5, 2012, and I can’t finish grading those compositions— Fell behind my usual end of semester’s behindness, Caught a cold day … Continue reading

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