Education and Writing
I Play with Words
One characteristic we English majors seem to share: wordplay fun.
One advantage of all of this technology is self-publishing. I used to look down on self-publishing as something only those who were not good enough to publish would do, but I've discovered much more about the world through blogs, sponsored and unsponsored, than I would have simply by having access to traditionally published ideas.
One way I play with words is by keeping a blog. Unfortunately, teaching consumes most of my time, so I update the blog in spurts.
So what if Ben Jonson said that puns were the lowest form of wit. I get this sense of humor honestly. It's all in the genes. Thanks, Dad.
Jonson may have been insulting Shakespeare, but if Will.I.Am's stage name (from the Black-Eyed Peas) can scarily resemble one of Shakespeare's poems, then puns must not be so bad.
Perhaps Jonson just needed a sense of humor.
I was hesitant to join an online reading community, but with Goodreads I can see what my friends across the country are reading and find reviews of books I'd like to read. I do read quite a few magazines, so those don't get logged on my Goodreads account, but one of the pleasures of the Internet is that it has expanded my book reading world.
I love books.
My email address uses BIBLIOMANIACAL. Enough said.