Becoming Kurtz

20º and 98% sunny (2% thin, hazy cloud-like substances)

A brief mention here and then a day date with my man.

Justin Evans has a post up about the attempt to balance teaching writing and actually writing, and in his case, he’s a high school teacher so the balance is all the more difficult to achieve. My favorite part of the post is his parting shot:

I suppose I could, in an attempt to find catharsis, throw away all restraint and become a variation of Kurtz in my classroom, inflicting true terror into the lives of my students.

Oh, wow, I had a sudden vision of the classroom as the journey to that “heart of darkness” with which we English majors are all so familiar and myself as Kurtz. Shiver. Shudder.

Posted by Sandy Longhorn