Entering the World of Law

Semesters have started, and so far so good. To be honest, my magazine class is no that different from my class under quarters. Of course, our shortened summer and the fact I am devoting hours each week to restructuring all my classes to 50 minutes per day, four days a week are keeping things hopping,…

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While on Spring Break it’s Time to Write

We are enjoying Spring Break next week at Ohio State, and that can mean just one thing–it’s time to do some writing. While my students are on cruises and beaches or building homes for New Jersey’s poor, I am excited to be finishing and tackling some writing projects that let me explore much that is…

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Discovering American Lives and Audio Storytelling with Ira Glass

I have become obsessed with “This American Life,” Ira Glass‘ weekly audio foray on Public Radio International into the stories of quirky, colorful characters that make our country what it is. Each themed episode, introduced by Glass, is broken into chapters that illustrate the main issue–from “Kid Politics,” featuring a visit to the Ronald Reagan…

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It’s a Winter (Quarter) Wonderland at Ohio State

I think the hardest thing to get adjusted to in academia is this three week break we get between Autumn and Winter quarters. Don’t get me wrong–any mandated vacation is good with me, and in my old life in the corporate world it was hard enough to take a week off, let alone three. But…

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