One of my most intelligent students last semester told me that he’s always had a hard time getting into David Foster Wallace because he feels like if he fails to “get it,” he’ll feel stupid. Having sat through graduate courses on Postmodernism and…
Grammar cops are rarely good writers. Imagination always disobeys.
— Sherman Alexie (@Sherman_Alexie) June 12, 2013
I enjoy grammar cops defending themselves. It’s like real cops defending police brutality.
— Sherman Alexie (@Sherman_Alexie) June 14, 2013
Last night, sis and I Doctor Who fangirled for a solid 45 minutes in front of our parents at dinner. Then we made them watch Vincent and the Doctor, and then I forced her to watch the first two episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Yes, we’re both adults. One of us is over 30.
I used to hate “creative” school projects when I was a student, since simply writing an exam required a whole lot of less of me, but for this year’s upper division American lit survey I decided to subject my class to just such a final assignment because…