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

My dad is 84 years old and has dementia. I see many things when I stare at his body. I’ve grown more comfortable looking at him this way. I’ve come for a week to his home in California to care for him so his full-time caregiver can have a break. I look at him when he dresses and undresses. I check his skin over for unusual-looking moles (Is that dark splotch on the back of…

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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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