Monthly Archives: August 2011

Great writers

by cheri block Writing is a disciplined extension of  random brain activity, put to paper or computer screen so that others might know our thoughts in a clear and understandable way. Writing is one of the most difficult of activities … Continue reading

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Why most English teachers can’t write

  by cheri block Mr. McCarthy handed out textbooks on the first day of school, way back in 1967. They were small composition books and for me would be both the source of wild written ecstasy and tightly controlled word … Continue reading

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Beautiful Lake Tahoe!

by cheri block Somewhere, under the umbrella canopy, sit families enjoying a Lake Tahoe July afternoon. Although the sky threatens, the mountain air is full with the sounds of children squealing and the lap of the water onto the beach. … Continue reading

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