Friday, September 29, 2006

An interesting and moving project I just learned about

A friend just sent me the URL for a project called Common Ties. Here it is.
This is a project undertaken by a brother/sister team. They've gotten a small grant to travel around the northwest to collect people's stories--and they've set up a blog to document their travels and the stories they collect. If you've got time, you might explore the blog. I listened to several very interesting podcasts where ordinary people told stories about their lives.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I'm posting (gasp) two days in a row! Check out Michael Faris's cool research blog

Hi there,
I'm trying to be better about posting, so today I thought I'd post Michael Faris's cool research blog, a Collage of Citations. I'd really encourage you to take a look. It's a very rich resource.

Here 'tis:

Be sure to scroll all the way down so you can see the various categories that Michael has on the right side of his blog.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A new school year, a new class blog

Oregon State University is on quarters, and this is our first week of class. Once again I'm teaching Language, Technology, and Culture--and once again I'm having a class blog. I've got high hopes for it, though as I learned when I used a blog for a different class, each blog follows its own course.

If you're interested in reading a comparison of my fall and winter term class blogs, just scroll down.

Here's the URL for my current class blog. I've encouraged the students to come up with a better title than Lisa's ENG495-595 blog--hope they do.