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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; Currently working on my Masters of English at the University of Texas at Tyler
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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I'm writing today just to reflect on a few things that I find extremely pathetic and boring, the kinds of things that are just tiresome and ridiculous. This is just me having an informal conversation with you. First of all, when someone is qualified to do the work, then he... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Red HOT Pen
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Like usual, I couldn't be more disturbed about the incompetence going on in Washington. I've been reading this book by Kurt Eichenwald about Enron and why it failed, and so many of the people at the top of that organization had no business working with large sums of money and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at The Red HOT Pen
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The fact that Trump keeps kicking people to the curb that disagree with him makes me think that he's so demented and hard line that he finds even the slightest bit of advice repugnant. If that's true, and by all accounts it is, then our country is in even deeper... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at The Red HOT Pen
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This week some of my fellow students (I'm in a composition pedagogy class) shared some worksheets that they would assign during a writing workshop. First of all, I am completely confused by this assignment because I have attended numerous writing workshops around the country, and I've never had to do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at The Red HOT Pen
Why would someone that is a true reading specialist with years of experience trot out all of these computer based learning programs that are basically ineffective and a waste of time? If a district has talent at the top, then why would it resort to this kind of instruction? Sure,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at The Red HOT Pen
What in the world is a secure life and why does it matter? After sitting around in coffee shops and hotels for half of my life, you'd think I would know how to handle the obvious, the obvious being a well-situated camera in the break room somewhere near the copy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at The Red HOT Pen
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I am just happy to report that after a short drought, I now have another A in my grad studies. I worked hard last semester studying the sublime and how it is used in Victorian literature. The sublime was not a topic in my class, but I think it should... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at The Red HOT Pen
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Nov 10, 2017
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Nov 10, 2017
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Last night's Moonlight Ramble was a blast because it's just one of the many ways we are proving that our city is getting some of its groove back after Harvey. All kinds of people were out with neon lights on their bikes (I couldn't find my new lights), some people... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
Senator Bob Corker articulated what is on everyone's mind these days, and his response to Trump's attack is classic. I am not going to disparage adult day cares by inferring that they are a negative, but I think we understand the comparison. Trump's Twitter attacks are juvenile and spontaneous, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
If you've noticed the irony of Donald Trump's discourse concerning the recent NFL players form of silent protest against racism and inequity, then you are probably getting chills. We are on the brink of a possible conflict with North Korea, an authoritarian regime that requires citizens to literally worship public... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
I can't complain about not having hot water when so many of my neighbors are homeless after Harvey. Just down the street and around the corner a whole neighborhood was flooded and now everyone that had a second floor is living upstairs. The houses are gutted and the trash is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
Yes, I know that everyone tonight is hating me, and that is because I am the queen of light. I am the queen of light housework after light breakfast; I am the queen of light television after reading light Victorian novels rich with sensitive scents, and vivid imagery. I am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
Last week I was asked to define beauty as it pertains to English Renaissance love poetry, and as I was working I came to an epiphany. Earlier in the course we had been asked to examine artificiality as it relates to romance, and I just found the whole exercise, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
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If one were to argue that our most sacred public institution was up for sale after decades of suffering under a merciless political and social attack, most citizens would look around and wonder what sacred public institution was being pillaged. If one were to argue that masses of people had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
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Jun 22, 2017
Wow, that bit of news was probably overshadowed by the big acquisition of Whole Foods, but what hypocrisy!!! I'm sure you know Amazon is building a mega-campus right here in Katy, TX, and plans to hire a couple thousand workers. I am happy they are bringing the work, but I worry about the long term affect on the traffic, housing, etc.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2017 on Amazon's brutal capitalism at At LoyaltyMinder
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Okay, my task this week was to figure out why Edward Spenser loves his bride so much. To figure this out, I have to analyze the Epithalamion and a couple of his sonnets from Amoretti. My paper is due tomorrow and since I've been sick as Hell for two weeks,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
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May 16, 2017
Because of a so-called teacher shortage, some states are considering not making certification mandatory even for core subjects. I vote let's just get rid of all professional licenses. What difference does it make if the electrician was properly trained? Who cares if the truck driver took a test? Most lawyers... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
I've been working on Mark Twain papers for five months, and I am getting low on ideas for writing. First of all, I do appreciate all he has done for letters and literature, and not only is he the greatest satirist of all time, but he is one of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
Much of what has been happening lately is disturbing, and this isn't confined to my personal or work life. To my right, my son is on the couch watching some drama about a man that doesn't even know what grade his daughter is in, and that conjures up depressing memories... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen
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Jan 22, 2017
Now that Trump is POTUS, I guess it's time for me to fold as a liberal activist. After all, we are now in the era of fascism and corporate elitism, so I am nothing against all of that. All of this phony, shrieking, frenzied and hypocritical Christianity makes me want... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at The Red HOT Pen