Trevor

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Links

I’ve updated many of my (book) links, away from Amazon and towards sites I find provide context and info about the work, rather than the opportunity to purchase it (sometimes, Amazon remains the most informative, something I might try to correct). In a few cases, there are ways to read the book in question for free, which I’ve also tried to link to.

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Cultivating Voice – Written Reflections, Week 4

To help encourage conversation, and the habit of writing, my course on tutoring in the Writing Center has weekly reflections to share every week. I realized that this might be something worth sharing on this blog: it relays my experiences and thoughts about events in my life, which I suppose is the focus of this blog currently.

This isn’t due until next Monday (we meet weekly for two hours), but I’ll try to get this up while the class is still fresh on my mind. A note: this is a draft for the course, and will be addressing its audience as such.

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Oly Arts Walk (XXXVIII)

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C, N, and A having fun in Downtown Olympia

The seasonal Arts Walk came upon us last night in Olympia! I had a blast running around seeing folks, but I haven’t processed much yet – it was rather busy, exciting, and varied. It never felt like there was time to do something for more than half an hour – you were missing too many other things.

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Metalworking makes results

We started by walking up Washington, where the street had already been blocked off. There was already tons going on, and plenty to see. Including an entire block of chalk art.

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You could be walking on art too!

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Laughter

In a refreshing change, this week’s essay did not concern Orwell directly. Rather, we took down transcripts of conversations to look at functions of language. See below fold for my scientific flop (I had fun)!

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The Gilliam Section’s “Solus”

Solus

I have family friends in San Antonio who made an album recently, entitled Solus. As one of the firstcustomers/listeners, I’m writing a review, and here’s the short of it – I enjoyed this record, and if you know drone, guitar loops, or ambient music, you will too. Solus is up now on CD Baby, and it’s worth the affordable purchase if you’d like a new album to study, relax, read, or just listen to.

Now here’s the long(er) review:

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Orwellian Foucault

You might notice this one is still “sketched-out”. That’s because I abandoned it to write it again, as the more succinct version below. I find that these two papers are contradictory; I’m glad I can write like that in two days on one subject.

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Foucauldian Orwell

Another week, another expository essay! Orwell is becoming draining, regardless of how much of a bottomless pool the subject is proving to be… hopefully our prompt next week dwells less on him. (I checked, it still dwells)

I’ve actually written this paper twice now. This is the draft which most closely resembles what will be submitted for my class tomorrow. I’ll also post my older one on here, which I feel now is radically different than this one.

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Cultivating Voice – Written Reflections, Week 3

To help encourage conversation, and the habit of writing, my course on tutoring in the Writing Center has weekly reflections to share every week. I realized that this might be something worth sharing on this blog: it relays my experiences and thoughts about events in my life, which I suppose is the focus of this blog currently.

This isn’t due until next Monday (we meet weekly for two hours), but I’ll try to get this up while the class is still fresh on my mind. A note: this is a draft for the course, and will be addressing its audience as such. This week I’m trying something very different, in that I haven’t done this sort of writing exercise before. I think it mixes dialogue and editing, writer and audience. I’m happy with where this exercise is going, and I’m planning on trying it for other pieces.

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Orwell’s Language – State and Praxis

This paper took more for me to write than usual, admittedly because it’s trickier, and I think it’s walking a tightrope. Hopefully I didn’t fall off!

We were prompted for this essay, but I won’t repost that here.

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Cultivating Voice – Written Reflections, Week 2

To help encourage conversation, and the habit of writing, my course on tutoring in the Writing Center has weekly reflections to share every week. I realized that this might be something worth sharing on this blog: it relays my experiences and thoughts about events in my life, which I suppose is the focus of this blog currently.

This isn’t due until next Monday (we meet weekly for two hours), but I’ll try to get this up while the class is still fresh on my mind. A note: this is a draft for the course, and will be addressing its audience as such.

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