Sunday, April 29, 2018

Math Fair

SARA'S ZIPF'S LAW PAPER got a gold in the Greater New York Math Fair. Linguistics and statistics. What a mix. Maybe my writing can learn something from it. Way to go, babe!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Meanwhile, At The Port

HOW DOES ONE KEEP UP with an ever-changing work order? I got this assignment last week to cover for the day Stewart Airport in upstate New York 85 miles from the city, and drive through the sparsely-lit NY Thruway on the way back just before midnight to return the government car. Holy crap. Just to show that this job is not a joke.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

More Heads Up

ANOTHER COLLEGE INVITATION for Sara, and her spring term report card. Stuyvesant doesn't give numerical grades in the first marking period; check codes at the bottom of the card for meaning of letter grades. Lab is either pass or unsatisfactory. Good job, babe!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Writing 101

WORDTOONS are the creative invention of Wayne Logue, a professional cartoonist creating illustrations and animations for books, posters and web sites. He works with Dr. Rich Allen, an educational psychologist who travels the world promoting advanced learning concepts to teachers and trainers. I think the principle (or metaphor) behind it applies to writers as well: a backbone of an idea around which an author builds the flesh of his beast, no matter how jazzed up he makes it to be. Fun, don't you think?

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Distance Diploma

HEY KIDDOS, wanna earn that MFA in Creative Writing without leaving the comfort of your computer desk? Paying out-of-state tuition not a problem? (Online assistantships are also available, but you must know Blackboard.) Then check out University of Arkansas at Monticello's no residency program. Think of all the money saved on plane fare, housing and living expenses, and the anxiety saved from face-to-face workshops. But you won't get to see Dean Mark Spencer's haunted Allen House (not to be confused with Sallie House, which is in Kansas).