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L Eckert
Houston Texas
Love is a willingness to embrace compassion. BA in English from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Minor in Criminal Justice and Liberal Arts
Interests: travel, writing, education, native american literature (simon ortiz, joy harjo, n. scott momaday) the work of john steinbeck, and i like the outdoors...just not enough to live there.
Recent Activity
Thank you God, I was accepted into grad school at a nice, big, Texas college last fall. I started my classes in January, and now my life has totally changed. I am no longer bored at night, and I love my classes (I'm taking two). I took composition theory as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at The Tweet Critique
It's Sunday afternoon, and I am way behind on lesson planning; but, I just had to share this poem today with my readers because I miss my writing, and it's not really about you. In fact, most of the time it is never about anyone in particular, but more about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at The Tweet Critique
My name is Bob, and ever since I was born I have been unusually smart. My literacy journey started out the right way. My birth mother had excellent pre-natal care, and I came from a small litter. My humans read aloud and talked to each other in the house, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Bill and Bob: The Dog Blog
With all of the rainy weather, it's easy to imagine an old three-story home perched on a majestic hill, overlooking a steep cliff, with a rumbling brook cascading below a barn filled to the rafters with lovely antiques and collectibles. And if you follow Paula's Barntiques @barntiques859, then this is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at The Tweet Critique
If you are feeling blue and the world is overwhelming you, then check out the extra special Twitter account belonging to this young, positive-thinking African American male. His tweets were the first place I looked this morning for inspiration and relief after a long Wednesday workday, followed by a hectic,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at The Tweet Critique
Another insipid day inspired by abusive lips that never stop moving Flapping and flapping like gull wings jetting across a blank scarlet sky of hot southern doom. Humiliated and forlorn, limping to the car, another skipped duty across a schedule of moronic mediocrity and endless talk coupled with lips smirking... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at The Tweet Critique
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Feb 13, 2015
An "unfiltered voice" for what we would like to say but maybe shouldn't. With almost 17,000 followers, the Blunt Educator has a dedicated group of fans. One of the reasons that I enjoy this teacher's tweets, is that just by seeking employment in the education industry you lose some of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at The Tweet Critique
So, tonight I sit here in the quiet solitude of my office and I ponder all the changes that life has brought to me, and the metaphorical meanings of the symbols around me...what does it mean? How do I internalize the meanings of my child pushing me away from his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
Periodically, we all move into the mind numbing mode of disillusionment that pushes us into the blackest caves of our cranium, moving us closer to depression. We start to imagine our time as a force ticking past; we can hear the tick, tick, tick into the abyss of nothingness, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
English teachers never have enough time to write; I wonder if this a conspiracy from the left wing education reform movement to silence the big voices in education, and stifle public discourse. You can only help change the world for the better if you know something is wrong; if those... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
Today, in the general session, our speaker was Will Richardson, published author, school reform advocate, and long-ago English teacher. He discussed how teachers and administrators must transform schools to accomodate the new digital world we now live in, and how to win back our disengaged students. This was not a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
I have been moving, and this morning I wasn't even sure if I was going to have clothes to wear to my teacher development. When I say clothes, I mean things like underwear...underwear that's clean at least. The furniture is pushed all over the house, and the apartment looks like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
This is my last night at the Institute and I am feeling the blues. All of my classmates are such gifted writers and teachers, and our facilitator is extremely helpful and kind. Even though these are undoubtedly some of the most talented educators in the world, no one is hard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
I have not been able to stick to my writing routine; this means I am way out of practice, and my sentences are going to come out choppy, and weird; like they used to years ago when I wrote papers and worried more about audience than art. Once again, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
This Twitter account is managed by well-educated blogger, Maria Popova, and it is just the kind of project I would love to be involved in if only I was that talented, resourceful, and connected. No matter what your interest is, you can find intellectual stimulation, fresh ideas, wisdom from the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
Tonight I want to feature our doggy friend Preston. He speaks from his Twitter pages about events he attends with his pet parents. Preston is a jet-setter, (he just flew into Pittsburg, PA) an author, a public relations expert, and a good friend to other dogs around the world. Not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
Maybe it isn't much of a surprise to any of you, but I was stunned to discover the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) lurking on Twitter in broad daylight. They fired up their first post with a weird comment in their typical government style, "We can neither confirm nor deny that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
Charlie the Westie, and his hoosis (human sister) Renae, are two of my favorite Twitter characters. They live in Seattle, but I met Renae at a Starbucks in Houston a few months after I became acquainted with her and Charlie via social media. While some social media friendships fizzle and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
Tonight I want to tell you about the Twitter account, Anonymous @YourAnonNews. First of all, Anonymous is very intriguing with shadowy undertones, blended strangely with common sense, and fiery rebellion. I honestly love following this account. They lean left, and are progressive fighters for internet freedoms. During the day, they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at The Tweet Critique
The Educating Gates Foundation Twitter feed raises an interesting question about education policy in the United States. As one of the followers post, "It's not about children learning. It's all about the profits made on constant scab picking and improving education." Educating Gates attacks an important controversial question: how do... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at The Tweet Critique