The Rhetoric Guy Live Blogs Bill Nye vs Ken Ham
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Hey Readers! [SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE BLOG] [Stay tuned for a wrap up!] A good friend of mine suggested that I put a little of my rhetoric muscle to use live blogging the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham in just a few hours. Before I get started, you … Read More

Upon An Anniversary: Five…wait…SIX Lessons On Living Life Freely
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Dear Readers, I know that it has been a few months since I last updated the blog, and I’m sorry for the absence.  In the past month I have literally held the hand of a dying man at the end of his life, and cradled a newborn only twelve hours … Read More

Dirty Little [Writing] Secrets: Become a Rubber Band; Man.
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Dear Reader, We are now two lessons into the Dirty Little [Writing] Secrets curriculum, and like any good student, you may have neglected to show up to the first two classes. Having caught up, you now know that there is a big difference in critique based around content (i.e., I … Read More

Dirty Little [Writing] Secrets: The Rules of Critique
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Dear Reader, Today continues my unauthorized lessons on the dirty little secrets of writing.  In my previous entry, I discussed the important distinction between critique based around content, and critique based around craft.  In a nut shell, content critique is pretty useless, and craft critique is pretty useful.  I also, … Read More

Sensei Plays The Quiet Game
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Dear Readers, Monday was a frustrating day.  As many of you may recall, I am deep in the midst of a three week long middle school language arts substitute teaching assignment (Or TWLMSLASTA for short), and I had run into some pretty insurmountable problems.  31 of them, in fact.  All … Read More

The Wizard’s Ratio of Radical Non-Resistance
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Dear Readers, I have been wearing my Sensei mask a lot recently, but there are some problems (soon to be told) which Sensei is just plain stumped on.  So I decided today to look at the same issues from the perspective of the Wizard and see what else shook loose. … Read More

Sensei Meets a Bully
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Dear Readers, I wanted to share with you an experience I had awhile ago as a substitute teacher.  The names have been changed, and the events slightly altered, but this is a more or less true story.  I’m still not sure if I did right or wrong, but when I … Read More