Blame the Genes

I’ve described myself before on this blog as a “new-experience junkie,” which can prove both exciting and frustrating.  It’s exciting because each new experience teaches me something I didn’t know before, and as the title of my site suggests, that’s basically what I live for.  On the other hand, this tendency to search out new […]

An Unsettling Situation

It’s much more common than I would like it to be: an ESL student in my Freshman Composition class works hard, comes to every class session, scribbles assiduously during my lectures (poor dear), turns in every assignment, but hovers near the failing mark.  Unfortunately for too many of them, their writing just makes very little […]