Author: Rhetorica Running

What I’m Playing

It always comes as a huge shock to my students when I say that I love to game, and then follow it up with a little bit of street cred in the form of actually knowing what I’m talking about. This goes a very long way towards helping them “get” the concept of discourse communities…

By Rhetorica Running January 20, 2020 0

Beg Pardon?

Pardon me for the possibly unhinged nature of the following rant, but I have recently apparently developed the first ever utterly silent voice in the history of ever. Not really. I know that there are plenty of women, ok, all women, who have had this issue at some point in their lives, and probably still…

By Rhetorica Running December 2, 2019 0

Foul.

Growing up, my mom made sure me and my sister always did the things that kids were “supposed to” at that time – we got all the advantages and opportunities that our parents could give us. We had ballet and tap lessons, piano lessons, and we had sleepovers with friends. We had books, we had…

By Rhetorica Running October 22, 2019 0

Happy Soberversary!

Today is my 11th “birthday,” as it’s referred to in AA – it’s the 11th anniversary of my choice to be sober and not drink again (or at least, in the beginning, for 24 hours. Baby steps.) Some people would see it as the anniversary of the absolute worst day of their lives, because for…

By Rhetorica Running October 21, 2019 0

Bookshelf

I’m reading Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill, and first off, why are you reading this blog when you could be reading that? Go away and read this book, now. It’s that good. In keeping with my general “become obsessed about something new until it becomes old” approach, I googled the heck out of…

By Rhetorica Running October 20, 2019 0

Post-Truth

I’m teaching a Rhetoric class at one of my colleges/universities/places of higher learning, and it’s been a real challenge for me – mostly because I just really don’t want to screw it up. I really, really love what I’m doing there, and I think this class does some really important things. I’ll get to those…

By Rhetorica Running April 6, 2019 0