Random Insights on College Life from Dr. Moser’s English 207 Class

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This post is a shared effort. Dr. Patrick Moser asked his Expository Writing students to create writing responses based on a series of short prompts related to their time at Drury.  This writing moves in an experimental direction, one in which we see a version of collaboration within the Humanities classroom. “The Most Romantic Thing” by Morgan Piotraschke (Advertising, Public Relations) “And of course, there’s a good chance you’ll meet your husband or wife while you’re here.” That’s what…

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Lost and Found, Part 2

I am staring at my dad’s naked body. He has just stepped out of the shower. He stands facing the bathroom mirror and looks down at nothing in particular. He seems to know there is something else he must do, but it doesn’t come to him. So he stands, unselfconscious, and he looks and he waits. Water drips off his body. He gives a light shiver. My dad is 84 years old and has dementia.…

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Lost and Found

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If the humanities relate in general to activities that are human, then probably the most human thing I’ve done this past year is help my dad cope with an unwanted visitor who arrived at his doorstep one day and has now taken up permanent residence with him: dementia. I moved to California (my home state) with my wife and son last summer partly to do research during my sabbatical and partly to be with my…

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