Thinking

The train is rolling into the station on our big passage writing project. As my co-conspirator partner-in-crime colleague cautions, it’s too soon to uncork the champagne. There is still work to do, of course, in the immortal words of the Isley Brothers. We have two other projects we’re working on, too, so one train arrives for the […]

Simplify.

We all use shorthand communication. As much as I like to talk, there are times when I don’t want to explain every single little detail of every single little thought process (in the immortal words of Voltaire, the secret of being a bore is to tell everything), and instead rely on the person I’m talking […]

Topical Applications

We’re (I’ve been using the editorial “we” freely this past week, not to be confused with the majestic plural, which I also quite like) launching a passage-writing project, which means, among other things, that the coffee cup is never empty and the day is never done.A new passage project also means a marshaling of the […]

File Under: Use with Caution, Cross-Referenced to: There’s No Such Thing as Free

I understand why literature that is in the public domain finds favor in the eyes of assessment and curriculum publishing companies: 1. It’s free! Who doesn’t like free stuff? Besides, even when the content itself is free, the company still has to sink a lot of money into it. Passage selection, data entry, researching copyright […]