Monthly Archives: March 2013

MY YEAR OF NEW WORDS, PART 6: VERBING NOUNS AND MORE

This post is about some of the non-word tricks that I haven’t been able to use and about some that I have. One of the tricks that I haven’t been able to use is to verb nouns. Verbing nouns means … Continue reading

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An Interview with Sharan Newman

Sharan Newman is the author of the Catherine Levendeur mysteries, 10 historical mystery novels set in 12th-century France. She’s also published three mythbusting “Real Histories” from Berkeley Books, a trilogy of fantasy novels featuring Guinevere of Arthurian legend, and a … Continue reading

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QUIET WEEK or DEAD WEEK?

It’s QUIET WEEK on my campus—the week before finals, when students are hopefully finishing projects, preparing for exams, and writing papers. The idea of QUIET WEEK is to transition gently into finals exams, with instructors not making any last minute … Continue reading

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An Interview with Diane Goeres-Gardner

Diane Goeres-Gardner is a fifth-generation Oregonian, with roots in Tillamook County as early as 1852. She has a master’s degree from the University of Oregon where she studied with poet Ralph Salisbury. Her book Necktie Parties: A History of Legal … Continue reading

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