If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.-—Joseph Campbell

Words’ Worth

A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well, they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. Ursula Le Guin

Today I observed a sixth grade social studies class at a middle class middle school and an eighth grade English class at a 7-12 low socio-economic secondary school.  On the way home I stopped at the store for laundry detergent and was greeted by a “grumbly” cashier.

In a little while I will lead an intern seminar on student behaviors and teacher responses, then go to my writing group.

Yes, I am spending my life learning (and teaching) the skill and art of using words well.

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Comments on: "Words’ Worth" (1)

  1. Body language and intuition aside, communication is of the oral or written type and as a retired communicator, teacher, jack of all trades,
    I am always amazed that the majority of the people in this world lack the basic skills to communicate well. Listening, speaking or writing most individuals fear exposing themselves and their level of compentency lest they should be identified wiith a class that they despise. Enjoy the words, never stop learning, have patience with the less enthused. ME

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