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This is part of my LIS 101 lecture series.  I will teach the information/media literacy component of a 12-hour superclass on global warming.  I will teach research skills and  provide cultural, scientific, historical, and political background in order to help college freshmen understand our current course of inaction.  If you are interested, please look at the other diaries in this series.  

By and large the comments and suggestions of Kossaks much smarter than I have been extremely informative and helpful.  I thank you on behalf of my students.  Please keep the suggestions coming!

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This is the rough draft of a lecture I intend to give the students in my Library and Information Sciences 101 class next fall.  I think that in order for students to understand the information they receive from the media about global warming, they must be armed first with some facts about the scientific method.  This is one part of a series on how information is created.  If you find fault with my explanation of scientific concepts please let me know.  

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This is part of my work-in-progress lecture series for my freshman-level Library and Information Science class on global warming.  If you have suggestions please feel free to drop me a comment.

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These are lecture notes for my Library and Information Science 101 class next Fall.  In it I am exploring aspects of media and information literacy ultimately in hopes of expanding my students' understanding of media coverage of global warming.  This lecture is about government censorship.

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These are the notes I presently have for another lecture I am planning on giving my Library and Information Science 101 students in the fall. Feedback is welcome, as always.

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I am soon to teach an information literacy class on global warming, and I am putting together a series of lectures to explain the topography of the political conversation that happens in this country.  This is a long read, but I hope some of you will find it interesting.

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Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:50 AM PDT

On Guns and Childhood

by NearlySomebody

Being from Texas, I received my first shotgun, a 410, at age six.

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Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 05:07 AM PDT

Need a Free Read?

by NearlySomebody

In celebration of  Joe's epic takedown of Boy Munster, I am giving Kossaks free copies of my kindle ebook Jukebox Loser:  An Owner's Manual for Idiot Desires.

It's™ a little story about art, local music, gender roles, surviving (barely) the Bush years, overcoming ingrained redneck homophobia, stomping on the bones of Elvis, and trying to save the world through art.

A note to mom and dad beneath the squiggle.

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Join us every Monday night for drinks at the Daily Kos community political poetry club
                    Your own poetry is always welcome in the comments
                       Bongos, berets & turtle neck sweaters optional                                
                            The keypad is mightier than the sword
Welcome a poet new to Indigo Kalliope but certainly not new to poetic circles. I'm certain you will enjoy the work and further it might start some juices flowing.

Peace

CJ

Here are some poems of mine from the last ten years or so.  In recent years my work has become increasingly political.  The stuff from the manuscript in progress (tentatively named NORMAL AS SCROD) tries to juxtapose the various unfolding ecological and social catastrophes I read about daily with my own absurd struggles in Middle America.  Enjoy.  

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There is another diary already in the spotlight about those fun conversations with republicans.  (Link button not working right now, so here:  http://www.dailykos.com/...).  I wanted to add my two cents.

I am from "there," but live "here" now.  Many of you will know exactly what I mean without further explanation/  But for those missing the fun, I grew up red and turned blue after a lot of soul-searching when I was older.  I still often talk to my old peeps from back then, and sometimes that necessitates political discussion.  We always try to be respectful but don't always succeed.  Anyway, here is a way I talked about OWS recently that made some sense to an old conservative chum:

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You think I am kidding.  But I'm not.  Occupy Wall Street has been happening for almost a full week now, and I have not heard a peep about it except via Olbermann.  When I post links on Facebook, no one knows what I am talking about.  At the same time, the MSM practically wets itself whenever the Tea Party rolls into town.

So the plan is just beyond the squiggle.

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Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 11:29 AM PDT

Things You Can't Expect

by NearlySomebody

This is a poem about gun violence and uncertainty.  The murderers of Barry Cunnane were never found.  

Stirring nominated this poem for a Pushcart Prize.  The poem is also available in my 2009 collection Card Tricks for the Starving published by Ghost Road Press.

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