Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 1

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Songwriter" by Van Morrison; "Accidents Will Happen" by Elvis Costello; "Give Peace A Chance" by John Lennon]

In Great Expectations Dickens wrote, "So now, as an infallible way of making little ease great ease, I began to contract a quantity of debt." Given what you learned yesterday, interpret this statement in terms of Dickens's own life and values. To extend your thinking about the idea, consider how you & your peers make bargains in the present that speed gratification or delay pain-- but carry a future cost.

1. Journal
2. CWGs
3. Writers'/bloggers' conferences

1. Read up to p.100 in your Dickens novel
2. Write 10 guiding questions for study-- with answers-- and post them to your blog (suggestion: to allow readers to consider the questions first, position answers as a key below the questions)

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