Monthly Archives: May 2012

An Interview with Bill Gholson

Bill Gholson is a professor in the English and Writing Program at Southern Oregon University, which he joined in 1994.  Dr. Gholson studied English as an undergraduate student at Eureka College. He received an MA in English and a PhD … Continue reading

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Tell Your Kids They Suck At Writing (So They Can Get Better)

When I was in high school, writers seemed like the new rock stars, the new superheroes; I wanted to be one, and so did all of my friends. We all thought that our stories would make it big and we’d … Continue reading

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Blogging

The truth is that I’ve been thinking more about blogging than actually blogging.  Maybe it’s the word: blog.  Blog is a portmanteau of the words web and log; a combination of morphemes that lacks seriousness in my opinion.  Blogging doesn’t … Continue reading

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Ryan W. Bradley and Artistically Declined Press

Ryan W. Bradley is an author and book cover designer who currently works in the Southern Oregon University Bookstore as the shipping/receiving coordinator.  He spoke to the History of Publishing class on April 25, 2012, about how he creates book … Continue reading

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Dying Words

While wandering around the internet and the SOU library database, I stumbled across an article reporting that words are falling out of use faster than new words are being coined. Now, on its own, I might just overlook this report … Continue reading

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A response to “The Internet, A Writer’s Dream…”

What John Yunker from Ashland Creek Press said in class “If you can write and have something to say, you will do well in life,” resonated with me too.  I felt that it was more than a distant possibility that I … Continue reading

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An Interview With Molly Best Tinsley

Molly Best Tinsley is professor emerita at the United States Naval Academy, an award-winning writer, and the co-founder of FUZE Publishing. Her writing has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Book Awards, the Pushcart Prize, … Continue reading

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Writer’s Cramp: In the E-Reader Era, a Book a Year is Slacking

On May 12, 2012 Julie Bosman of the New York Times reports on the rise of technology influencing (negatively) hard copy books.  What exactly does this mean?  With electronic book sales increasing rapidly, making book-lovers’ favorite pastime more convenient, hard-copy … Continue reading

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The Oregon Encyclopdia Passes 1000 Entries

Last week I attended the celebration for the Oregon Encyclopedia’s 1,000th entry (on Joseph Meek). And with recently added material, the encyclopedia is up to 1,041 entries written by over 600 authors. What’s the Oregon Encyclopedia, you ask? It’s an … Continue reading

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Apple Not Likely to be a Loser in the E-Book Legal Fight

Apple is in a legal case filed against them over e-book pricing.  On April 12, 2012 Nick Wingfield of the New York Times explains why Apple is most likely not to be the loser in this battle with Amazon.  This … Continue reading

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