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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.
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What a disgusting experience I had last night at the movie theater! I've been stuck in the house all week with strep throat, so going to the movies was a big outing for me, and I was really pumped. We ordered our tickets online, and when we got there the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
And, Miserably counting out her coins, glimmering, but short in quantity, these medallions of supposed success, these tokens of meager food and unpaid rent, there were too few of them to count, for not enough were earned, circulars given over to greed and petty claims, and loved even as they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
No doubt, I have been an audacious teacher/writer. Not only have I burned numerous flimsy bridges with my writing, but I have also managed to make the nebulous appear obvious. Maybe this is why districts, an outdated and secretive, protective and nondemocratic, typically top heavy structure, do nothing to support... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
I don't know how I get in the messes I do, but sometimes I just look around and laugh. Because if I didn't laugh at this stuff, I'd be crazy by now. For the past week, my neighbors and I have been living with this trash pile, and some of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
Today I am sitting at my computer thinking about the pleasant dream I had last night, the kind of dream that lets you know that everything is on the right track again, convincing me that a fairy has been dusting my bed with positive energy every night for the last... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
Right now I am standing over my book cart in my classroom thinking about why so many teachers leave the profession before their fifth anniversary, and I think I can offer a few answers. Today I completed a survey asking questions about the leadership at my campus, and while I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
This piece serves as an allegory where the fruit metaphorically conveys a hermetical tenor. At first reading I really believed Thoreau was simply suggesting that we harvest only the fruits found in our area, simplifying life and minimizing our reliance on capitalism. On the surface the entry is seemingly very... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
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Aug 11, 2016
Any true Thoreauvian would already have made note of some of the interesting parallels between today’s social problems, and the contemptuous tone of Slavery. Not only that, any bona fide scholar would probably not even find these parallels noteworthy. But me ensconced in my Thoreauvian passions, busily kissing the cover... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
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Aug 7, 2016
The Ponds is my favorite Walden chapter because Thoreau is writing from his heart. He isn’t trying to impress anyone with his extensive vocabulary, his high GRE score, or his third-person-passive-voice-boring-sentence structure. He isn’t some disengaged Ivy League scholar speaking from the pages of a journal article, a journal article... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
Saying good-bye to “summer vacation” hurts, and it’s ever more painful when your precious time and money has been stolen by a greedy and selfish landlord, who is by nature a sniveling coward. The expense and time spent moving wiped out an entire month of our “summer” life, and now... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
So, next week I have to face another judgment, another appraisal of my worth----Granted, it may be that I am worth a little, but my mind is not captivated by the electronic line squiggling across the screen, or the perverse notion that others are less. But, instead, I am captivated... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
In this second part of my journal analysis, I would like to examine how Thoreau might have been trying to inspire future writers. Because he was a prolific writer, and because his art was so well-developed, I believe that in certain journal entries he was writing metacognitively in order to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
I thought I had written you an honest comment about my email issue, and then I signed in and it disappeared! Just in case you have it, I won't go into it again...but my emails, while entertaining, are frequent flops. For some reason, I just don't care. It's like an obsession.
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Jul 21, 2016
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Jul 20, 2016
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Jul 20, 2016
This stuff is really getting old, but this woman will not stop spreading misinformation. Laura H. Chapman commented on Jersey Jazzman: What We DON'T KNOW about Fethullah Gulen and the Gulen Network. in response to dianeravitch: Jersey Jazzman has pulled together many of the questions that have been raised about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
First of all, I would just like to say that there is absolutely no evidence to support these allegations against Harmony Science Academies in Texas. The people I know that work for Harmony are a blend of nationalities, and not just Turkish. They are also from various faiths, and therein... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
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Jul 18, 2016
This week I have been busy fighting with an aging air conditioner; attempting to keep the house under 85 degrees has meant darkness in all rooms, living in a fan-induced wind tunnel. By Midafternoon, I Feel as if I am One with Nature Yes, I have been busy reading Thoreau,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
If I said I wasn't happy to write under my old banner again, well, I'd be lying! So much has happened this year that needs to get recorded, but I have been too busy to write for fun. What with teaching, taking grad classes, and looking after two dogs and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at The Red HOT Pen
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Jul 10, 2016