Thursday, April 28, 2005

news talk

I'm really proud of my News talk class, not only because they have the hang of posting and linking and giving opinions, as you can see in the main body of the class weblog, but also because many of their personal weblogs are beginning to reflect this tendency to post as a way of reflecting. They also have projects that are going strong; these involve interviews with people like the mayor...hello out there!
-More later

PS lots happening on the personal front...

Saturday, April 23, 2005


Blogs will change your business (Business Week Online)...there are nine million blogs in this world, according to this article; they are becoming an integral part of businesses; and they will change the way everyone does everything...(at least they're changing the way I am doing everything)...

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Observations on TESOL

-San Antonio is a wonderful city...warm, green, friendly, Spanish, old. The Riverwalk is a sidewalk along the river, below the city, where it's cool and green and social and very nice. The rest of the town is ninety degrees in the shade, but still nice. I missed the hotel shuttle and stood out there, in the wrong place, for over an hour because it was so sunny and nice. Finally I realized it wasn't coming...and went back to find it!

-People are very interested in weblogs, especially ours; though I thought it was old news, it really wasn't; it's new to most people, and they seem dazzling and confusing to many. People are just beginning to get onto some developments in technology and how they affect us: concordances; text & chat; e-mail lists; all kinds of stuff. It seems like a lifetime can be spent explaining what useful stuff does for busy people...