What Role Does Intimacy Play in Mentorship?

In my last post, I introduced the concept of mentorship and intimacy. I’m talking about the type of intimacy that emerges from a relationship characterized by trust, honesty, risk, and safety. For both participants. Looking back at this previous sentence, it occurs to me (“I write to know what I’m thinking”) that my own ideas of mentorship are tied to an only-one-on-one type of relationship. I’m not sure why that…

May 17, 2010
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Beginning Thoughts on “Virtual Mentorship”

The Computers and Writing Conference for 2010 begins in a week, and I’ve started in earnest shaping my presentation. I’ll be presenting with Derek Mueller, Stephen Krause, and Brian McNely on “Virtual Mentorship.” In a relatively blatant ploy to get you interested, here’s a link to the C&W201o program, and our panel description: Our work inquires into virtual mentorship by positioning its theory, history, and practice in relationship to digital,…

May 14, 2010
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Beginning Thoughts on “Virtual Mentorship”

The Computers and Writing Conference for 2010 begins in a week, and I’ve started in earnest shaping my presentation. I’ll be presenting with Derek Mueller, Stephen Krause, and Brian McNely on “Virtual Mentorship.” In a relatively blatant ploy to get you interested, here’s a link to the C&W201o program, and our panel description: Our work inquires into virtual mentorship by positioning its theory, history, and practice in relationship to digital,…

May 14, 2010
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Computers and Writing Panel

Here’s a description of the panel I will presenting on at the Computers and Writing Conference at Purdue this summer. Panel members are Derek Mueller, Brian J. McNely, Stephen D. Krause, and yours truly. Since I’ll be offering some of the background for the panel, I am speaker #1 in the description below: Virtual Mentorship Our work inquires into virtual mentorship by positioning its theory, history, and practice in relationship…

December 31, 2009
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Computers and Writing Panel

Here’s a description of the panel I will presenting on at the Computers and Writing Conference at Purdue this summer. Panel members are Derek Mueller, Brian J. McNely, Stephen D. Krause, and yours truly. Since I’ll be offering some of the background for the panel, I am speaker #1 in the description below: Virtual Mentorship Our work inquires into virtual mentorship by positioning its theory, history, and practice in relationship…

December 31, 2009
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Sweeping the Floors of My Blog

In yesterday’s post, I responded to some of Alex Reid’s thoughts on whether writing might be conceived of as work of play. There are other terms operating in this discussion and my reflection, as well. For instance, there are issues of labor, pleasure, joy, vocation, etc. Each of these has a slightly different point of entry into this discussion. But as I mentioned in my last post, I suspect that…

December 4, 2009
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Sweeping the Floors of My Blog

In yesterday’s post, I responded to some of Alex Reid’s thoughts on whether writing might be conceived of as work of play. There are other terms operating in this discussion and my reflection, as well. For instance, there are issues of labor, pleasure, joy, vocation, etc. Each of these has a slightly different point of entry into this discussion. But as I mentioned in my last post, I suspect that…

December 4, 2009
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Blog Apologist (for my own, anyway)

Blog Apologist (for my own, anyway) I know this blog is slowly evolving as part of my public face. The readership numbers are growing every week. And, believe it or not, the bounce rate is declining. (A “bounce” is when someone arrives at your site and leaves quickly, either because it’s not interesting, poor quality, or not what they expected–none of which are good.) So I’m making progress. Don’t get…

November 23, 2009
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Blog Apologist (for my own, anyway)

Blog Apologist (for my own, anyway) I know this blog is slowly evolving as part of my public face. The readership numbers are growing every week. And, believe it or not, the bounce rate is declining. (A “bounce” is when someone arrives at your site and leaves quickly, either because it’s not interesting, poor quality, or not what they expected–none of which are good.) So I’m making progress. Don’t get…

November 23, 2009
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