Author Archives: DrEMiller

About DrEMiller

K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.

If I Were a Real Writer…

If I were a real writer, I would be writing every day. No, I would be writing dozens of times each day.  I don’t.  Write each day, that is.  I write when a) the mood strikes me; b) I have something … Continue reading

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Just thinking…

As I read over my most recent post, I realized how little it had to do with the actual writing process. And yet, as I read it, I also thought about the whole idea of stream of consciousness. My training … Continue reading

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Argh!!

Every time I think I have the time to set aside for blogging and general writing, life gets in the way.  The truth is, I have done virtually nothing for the past 6 months–no writing during this time, no art … Continue reading

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Blogging 101, Day 5: Love Your Theme

Soooo…I’m looking at my theme and thinking, This page just doesn’t convey the point of my blog. It’s certainly bright enough—a nice sunny yellow border.  And a lot of people like sunflowers, like the ones I have at the top … Continue reading

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Blogging 101, Day Four: Define Your Audience (and Embed Something of Interest)

The Audience The purpose of the Day Four assignment is to learn how to embellish your blog with outside resources that are attractive to your ideal audience.  My ideal audience is other people who are trying to learn to write, … Continue reading

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Blogging 101, Day 3: Meet the Neighbors

It is far beyond Day 3 of Blogging 101 and I this is my first catch-up post.  The Day Three assignment was to “say hello to the neighbors,” something I have been doing for some time.  Among other things, we … Continue reading

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Blogging 101, Day 2: Blog Title and Tagline, and My Own Problems with These

Today’s Blogging 101 assignment involves changing the title of a blog and its tagline.  I’ve thought a lot over the years about changing the title, but never did anything about it. Today, although I successfully managed to change the tagline … Continue reading

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Back to Blogging 101, but with Thoughts and Highlights of Assignments–Day 1This i

Warning: I’m not going to bother to edit this Introduce Myself post because it’s almost 4:30 in the morning, and I have a long day ahead of me.  At this point, even if I go through and proof read for … Continue reading

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Hmm…

It’s been over a week since I posted anything to this site.  I had finally made the decision to transform this into a “how I’m learning to write” site, and then I got overwhelmed with too many things to finish … Continue reading

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Oops!

Yesterday morning, I re-read Monday’s post, and found myself very embarrassed by the grammar errors it contained.  Since this site has developed into a “how I am learning to write” blog, I am particularly disappointed in myself. So here is one point … Continue reading

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