WAR AGAINST TERRORISM, dedicated to “Crusader” George
Lips gray-blue, nose still running, streaking his face A grimy white bandage hugging his baby fat His dark wide eyes stare accusingly into mine thru the camera lens Sweet little three-year-old How can I possibly make you see the soldiers only want to set you free? How to help you understand they merely want to save you from yourself by beating the “terrorism” out of your filthy Muslim blood? Alas! You are yet too young or you would now know what your teenage sister will never forget The precious price of “democracy.” * * * * Lovely little darling with those curly long lashes look the other way, please. They are coming again and it’s time to "turn the other cheek."
I finally started using blogs for my BA students' Essay Writing Class! It is a new experience for us all, so bear with us while we blunder thru, but I may add that I'm proud of the efforts my students have put in, and I hope you feel moved to visit several of their blogs and honor us with your comments. I'm sure they will be delighted to have visitors!
The URLs follow below (not all of them, but those who have already posted to their blogs; the rest will follow shortly, I hope). Hopefully, the English and typing mistakes will lessen after more experience, but since they are mostly new to typing (not to mention blogging!) and they are only sophomore students of English, I think they are doing pretty well. I should also mention that some of them have been guilty of plagiarism without knowing how serious an offense it is (they mostly think of it as sharing something worth sharing, and don't mean to abuse other people), but we're working on that, too. As a sta…
Finally, a new entry in my blog! Yay!! :-) I bet most of you had given up on me by now! I know I had! ;-)
Still, I hope you will feel that it was worth the long wait after seeing the newborn weblogs of my Essay Writing Class at Al-Zahra (a.k.a. Azzahra) University. My girls have done a good job, if I say so myself. This year we have gone a step further and have created a classroom wiki, as well! I hope you'll have time to drop by and leave a few comments. I'm sure it will give the class more incentive to continue working on their blogs even now that the term is ending. Thanks! :-)