Fall 2014

So I have four classes to teach this fall. Three are my bread and butter – ENG 3302 Business and Technical Report Writing – and the loner is ENG 3318 – Studies in English Grammar.

While I teach 3302 virtually every semester, I haven’t taught 3318 since 2010. It is a welcome return. It is a very meaty course, in the sense that there is a lot of material to cover in a very brief time, and it is a general delight for me to teach grammar.

I’m going to concentrate on teaching this semester, so some writing projects are going to have to rest on the back burner, as they say. But, you never know. Some of my most productive writing has been during semesters when I was managing a heavy teaching load and the mounds of grading that accumulate. It’s odd how that happens.

I hinted in my last post that I had done a lot of writing over the summer. That is true. I’m not yet ready to share what I did, though, so I’ll continue to be enigmatic.


So the summer, at least for me, is winding down, and it is time to start thinking about the fall semester.

Sunny, one of our Boykin spaniels, torn her ACL about a week ago here in Memphis. As a result she’s had an operation to fix the issue, but the recovery period is very long; she will have to stay in Memphis for a time while we return to Houston.

Originally we weren’t supposed to be in Memphis this month, but H’s grandmother passed away, and we came up for the funeral, where I was a pallbearer.

In other news, I broke my usual rule of not writing during the summer in a spectacular fashion. More on the fruits of that as things develop.