Tag: writing

Academic Writing as Storytelling

For literary historian Hayden White, the writing of history is very much akin to storytelling. Debunking conventional, and especially empiricist, views of the practice of historical writing as a “scientific” enterprise in discovering and unearthing facts of the past, White…

Shape your Space

As a writer, I prize a good workspace. If I am to write, and I mean really write, I need to find a spot away from distractions. This isn’t to say that I don’t sometimes do my best thinking in…

Spotlight: Russell Library

Though there is no denying that we have a word-class library at our disposal (or three), Middletown’s own Russell Library is a comfortable, secluded spot only slightly, but sufficiently, removed from the bustle of campus. Only a block away from…

Spotlight: Klekolo World Coffee

It doesn’t matter how you pronounce it, Klekolo makes a good cup of coffee. With a large menu (including all espesso drinks, chai, teas, “Smooshies,” and soy substitutes), reasonable prices, and a close walk to campus, it is a great,…