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  •  Omit..... (0+ / 0-)

    Teacher Ken:  I have a homework assignment for you. Please re-write this diary omitting two words: 'I' and 'my.' Then re-post it, and see what is the reaction? I am serious; it would do us all a world of good! And I shall be very interested to see how you would go about doing this!
    Best wishes,
    JIM/santa fe

    •  while an interesting exercise (1+ / 0-)
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      I do not have the time, nor do I think it would be intellectually honest, since it is drawn largely from my personal experience.

      Besides, the diary has already had plenty of traffic, and my use of the 1st person pronoun forms hardly seems a barrier for people to connect with the underlying idea.

      Those who can, do. Those who can do more, TEACH! If impeachment is off the table, so is democracy

      by teacherken on Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 08:58:20 AM PDT

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      •  Why Omit? (2+ / 0-)
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        Not sure what Jim from Santa Fe is getting at? Is it somehow narcissistic to speak from one's own experience?

        I loved Teacherken's diary. In fact, I'm trying to find a way to introduce the concept of a Sabbath back into my secular life, although I doubt I'll spend the day washing dishes!

        Cheerio, and happy Sunday, people.


        "80 percent of success is showing up." --Woody Allen

        by Catherine Rhodes on Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 09:39:23 AM PDT

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    •  A H.S. English teacher once made our class (0+ / 0-)

      write essays without using the word "there."  It was a challenging assignment.

      My Karma just ran over your Dogma

      by FoundingFatherDAR on Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 09:46:41 AM PDT

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