the Funk/Day/McMahan team on the fourth edition of The Simon and Shuster
Short Prose Reader. The book just arrived and is the result of yet
another terrific collaborative writing experience. I've also been collaborating
with Donna Binns and Robin Murray on our upcoming CCCC session in San
Francisco. My paper is titled "A Professional and Civic Toolbox:
Discourse Community Analysis in Advanced Composition Classes." My
other upcoming collaboration will be in Sonoma County right before CCCC
and has to do with grapes and the aging process.
My news? Hmmmm.
essay, "Frisking the Governor's Daughter: On Puns" appeared
in the January issue of The
Vocabula Review. And now it seems that plans are in the works
to bring out a parallel, print version of that online monthly, where I
have a semi-regular column. . . My granddaughter Norah celebrated her
six-month birthday on the 17th. Though otherwise happy as a baby can be,
she has been fighting colds all winter. The most recent one took her to
the emergency room on Sunday the 20th, but she is doing much better as
I type this. She turned out to have a nasty case of RSV, of which brother
Ethan is also a veteran. Anyone who has been dying to see pictures of
these two should report to Christy's
website for prompt alleviation of symptoms. Well . . . I guess I can't
resist including just one:
Elsewhere in the news, I have been happy to hear from Erin Barber, one of our 2002 graduates, who writes as follows:
I'm sure Erin would appreciate hearing from former teachers. You can email her here.