On Writing

A Good Laugh

THIS JUST IN: WordPress just sent a little ‘happy anniversary’ message my way. It’s been one year to date that I created ‘commonchapters’ — and today, the blog gets far fewer reads than it did twelve months ago. It’s always good to know when something isn’t working, isn’t it??? Continue reading

On Reading / The English Teacher / The Social Network

“Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look…”

Julius Caesar (as Shakespeare rendered him) wanted men about him who were ‘fat’ and ‘sleek-headed’ — those who slept at night. Cassius worries Caesar because “he thinks too much: Such men are dangerous.” Hmmmm… but that’s not all: Cassius “reads much; He is a great observer and he looks Quite through the deeds of men: … Continue reading