Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams

Manic-Depressive.
Why are we so surprised at Robin William's choice to end his life? Looking back it is so clear that he has suffered for a long time. How to reach someone like that? How to convince them not to cut the thread, to stay with us for just a little while longer? The pain goes deep and must overwhelm all consideration of loved ones. They must be most hurt by this. They didn't matter enough to keep him walking, talking and laughing with them.
I wish them comfort in the knowledge that at last he is at peace. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Back Again!

For someone who is a writer, I sure am neglecting this blog! But at least this time it's less than a year since I last posted. I hope nobody was holding their breath!

Another year and another semester of students who will be learning how to post onto their own blogs. I think this is a worthwhile effort. The lesson: do not be afraid of putting your voice out there, but also be aware of a greater audience. The web is not really anonymous. You can be tracked and you are responsible for whatever you post. However, since others can read it, it is up to you to work on your writing to make sure that it is worth reading, both in content and form.Will they learn? Will they care? Will this result in a heightened awareness? I can only hope.