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At 12:32pm on January 16, 2010, eddyizm said…
hi, thanks for the add!
At 7:45am on January 13, 2010, Roy The Infidel said…
Hello, there Shine! :)
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At 9:43am on January 1, 2010, Don said…
Hi Shine,

I like your poems. But let me offer a tip, if I may. When you're presenting your work to others, you never want to prejudice them beforehand by telling them it's bad. Why would anyone want to read something that even its author says is no good? Such modesty not only rings false, but it's not conducive to a useful reaction. Instead, just say this is a work-in-progress, and I have questions about xxx and yyy; so, what do you think?
At 11:45pm on December 22, 2009, Matthew James Stevenson said…
Thanks for the warm welcome! Glad you liked the awesomely askew About Me ;) ps love the Beethoven piece on your page
At 7:19pm on December 22, 2009, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
Thanks! I'm glad you like the video... But I must ask... which one? lol. I go a little overboard with the videos...
or do you mean my most recent one... the Invader Zim Xmas Episode?
At 7:12pm on December 22, 2009, Tony said…
Hello, Shine!! You're very welcome, for the add; thanks for accepting my request. You also have great taste in music; Beethoven is my all-time favorite composer!!
At 3:15am on December 19, 2009, Reggie said…
No. Thank you! Long overdue, I assure you.
At 2:56am on December 19, 2009, Reggie said…
Featured!
At 5:52pm on December 17, 2009, Prazzie said…
Thanks for the friend add :) In my culture, there is a joke that if we feel like vegetables, we eat chicken or pork! Vegans are not considered fully human around here, haha!
At 11:51am on December 16, 2009, SerialSinner said…
thanks, loving the site layout...
At 10:18am on December 16, 2009, doubtingSteve said…
"Baptist Vatican": truth be told I stole it from another mid western transplant. feel free to use it as much as you like. thanks for the add BTW
At 9:01am on December 10, 2009, Orlando said…
Hello Shine, thanks for the add!
At 8:05pm on December 7, 2009, Martin Pribble said…
Thank you for posting, here and at my blog! :D
At 12:24am on December 6, 2009, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
I'm part of GSA because I'm a STRAIT girl who is ACTIVE in Gay Rights. ^_^
At 12:24am on December 6, 2009, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
I like your new blog! I've gotten CRAP in my town for being a strait member of my school's "Gay-Strait Alliance." [Never mind the name... everyone thinks you're automatically homosexual if you're part of the group.] - I'm not homosexual, and I have nothing against homosexuals... I just get tired of people assuming that I am something I'm not and harrassing me.
At 8:27pm on December 5, 2009, Darwin Penda said…
I know what you mean, I grew up in Texas. I have just counseled a friend who is gay, she still is a victim of her calvinist upbringing.
At 3:51pm on December 5, 2009, Richard Paez said…
Thanks again, Shine. I just recently started working on poetry again after a long hiatus -- most of my recent work has been in creative non-fiction, technical and business writing, game design, and political commentary. (Most of it was lost in a computer failure, of course. FML.)

As far as the MA in Rhetoric and Composition, it varies a little based on where you attend, but the bulk of it focuses on teaching writing on the college level, and the bulk of that focuses on teaching English 1 and 2 (so-called "First Year English"). I was much more interested in rhetoric, rhetorical theory, and the use of rhetoric as a critical theory, but very, very few professors anywhere focus on that kind of work (within rhet/comp, at least). I can give you more detail if your interested and I'd be happy to share my experiences with you, but the short version is that unless you are 100% sure that you want to teach college English, get a PhD, and spend about 1/3 of your time publishing and the other 1/3 doing administrative work, I wouldn't advise it. If you're interested in writing while teaching on the side, you may look into an MFA program, but I definitely have a few things to tell you about that if you're considering it...

If you let me know what your interests are (academically and future-professionally) I can share my thoughts (I'll also let you know what I think my biases are, so you'll know how to weigh my opinions -- remember that anyone in the academy is especially biased when it comes to recommending courses of study, evaluating institutions, and giving professional advice -- the pie is small, so everyone is fighting for their slice).

Feel free to email me (richardpaez at gmail dot com) if you'd like to discuss any of this in more detail. I'd love to know more about your work and scholarship. :)
At 2:45am on November 10, 2009, Izzy said…
Fo'shiggidy my weeble!
At 8:02am on November 9, 2009, Desirai said…
T_T thank you for the gift!!!! *hugs tight*

ps: pugs rock :)
At 11:29pm on November 8, 2009, Desirai said…
nope.. I believe my kitties are gone.. :( thx for asking *hug*

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