Found in the Hallway

Found in the hallway outside my office door.

It's one of those days when I'm so glad to teach classes about writing, as the Virginia Tech murders are immediately relevant to discussion in several ways. Today in my Composition Theory and Practice class, we'll be talking about

1) how writing can respond to what happened at Virginia Tech, and

2) how writing might prevent such a thing from happening again


  1. and also, what katka and i have been talking about, how the writing of the gunman is coming under such intense scrutiny.

  2. Anonymous7:12 PM

    "Writing as a diagnostic tool for mental health issues--arguments for and against." -tt

  3. Anonymous7:27 PM

    Here's some diagnostic discussion already:



  4. Yeah, we talked quite a bit today in class about how the murderer's writing (sorry, I'm reluctant to use the terms "gunman" or "shooter") is becoming scrutinized. And his major. And his ethnicity. OMG, what a horrible mess.