Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!
Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?
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I hope you’ve been joining me for some of Banned Books Week this week – more posts will be coming out both Friday and Saturday (assuming I get my act together and get them written in time)!
An Aunt and Uncle of mine came into town Thursday night and are staying for a few weeks. It’s been a while since I’ve seen them, and I’m looking forward to getting to spend some time with them.
As I write this I have no clue what the coming week will look like. Normally I would be looking towards our first week of students being back on campus, but this year I am looking at the possibility of being on strike and spending my time on the picket line. Our contract negotiations have not been going well, and we are really coming down to the wire. I’ve never been in a situation like this before, and it has been a very interesting experience.
If I am ever teaching a creative writing class I think I will use post-updates from two different sides of a contract negotiation to illustrate how POV and perspective play such a pivitol role in the narrative being told. I am strongly in support of my union, but when I put on the critical hat and step back it is intriguing to see the spin that both the administration and the union put on any given piece of the negotiation. Each has their own purpose behind their language use, their own glasses through which they are writing about the experience, and their own motivations to sway opinion.
What are you up to this weekend?