A new term has begun, which means I’m busy introducing students to the ins and outs of rhetorical theory. Today’s topic: the modes of appeal. After introducing them to ethos, pathos, and logos, we spent some time talking about how… Continue Reading →
So this last week has been a brutal one for me — it wasn’t supposed to be. Jerry had the entire week off from work, and we had grand plans of filling our week with gardening, coffeeshop frequenting, obscure errand-running,… Continue Reading →
The webpages of the GOP vs. Democratic party: Who’s up for a rhetorical analysis? Better yet, which “side” would you rather be associated with? For the larger picture version of the two pages, go here.
Back home, is it the end of the world as we know it? If you were to believe much of the uproar on conservative TV/radio/blogs these days, the US is now on the brink of an “apocalypse” because insurance companies… Continue Reading →
Which side are you on? I love Rachel so much, mainly because she often speaks directly to what I’m passionate about: social justice and reform. You know, the older I become, the less I’m able to understand (read: empathize) with… Continue Reading →
From an email forward from a work colleague: I suggest that graduate students hedge their bets with study of what may still be called the Real World. They should apply their formidible learning skills against the evil day that may… Continue Reading →
A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of a post on a popular Christian author’s blog, A Slave to Public Opinion. False Redemption and a Jury of your Peers. Here are a couple quotes from the post, to… Continue Reading →