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Teaching without Speaking

Elaine Smokewood, a literature professor at Oklahoma State University, has ALS. Instead of retiring, Smokewood has leveraged a variety of communication technologies that allow her to keep teaching her classes. According to Smokewood, the technology actually empowers students in ways that traditional teaching methods don’t. (link) (another link)


Finding his own voice – Roger Ebert

Over the last several months my good friend Michael Williams has been sending me these essays from Roger Ebert on his life after his cancer.  These essays are honest, articulate, blunt and opinionated – which I would expect from a journalist of his caliber.  I have decided to include these essays as they relate to […]

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