In 30+ years of life, I have never had more than just a few months without at least one medical appointment. Usually, there seems to be just a few weeks between various appointments. (My case of Neurofibromatosis keeps them in business!) I have also been to countless appointments where I was not the patient. ThroughoutContinue reading “The best medical professionals view the entire family as their patient.”
Monthly Archives: January 2018
King would not be surprised.
….History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality, soaring speeches to quiet deeds. History remembers the battle, but forgets the blood. Whatever history remembers of me, if it remembers anything at all, it shall only remember a fraction of the truth…. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would not be surprised that a viciously arrogant,Continue reading “King would not be surprised.”
“Overcoming Disabilities,” Normativity, and Rhetoric – Hidden Power of Words Series, #28
Earlier today I was writing a letter of recommendation for a student. Through the process of describing their academic abilities and experiences, it finally occurred to me that all-too-often how we talk about academic success–for students with any type of difference–is completely wrong. As professors we often think of how much more impressive our outstandingContinue reading ““Overcoming Disabilities,” Normativity, and Rhetoric – Hidden Power of Words Series, #28″
Recalling What I Read in 2017
During 2017, I read about 5,500 student writing assignments, a few thousand articles (some of the best can be found here), and 56 books. In addition, I “read” and studied hundreds of songs and around fifty or sixty films. The books I read are listed below. 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why we are Atheists AIDSContinue reading “Recalling What I Read in 2017”