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California #adjunct  friendly legislation awaits signing via +CPFA ~ California Part-time Faculty Association 
…@cca4me @FAAC @uptecwa @CFTunion @AFT_ACC …ICYMI Governor Brown will not sign AB 1690. SB 1379 is a new bill, if signed by the governor, will force districts to negotiate for “reemployment...
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#AcademicLabor  justice for Canadian Contract Faculty aka #sessionals , #casuals ~ contingent faculty.

Plus another blog for the #Adjunct /Contingent folder TY +Maha Bali for the head's up 
The summer of 2014 I received a phone call that would forever alter my career as an English professor. The chair of my department called me to tell me that the college will be getting rid of contra…
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Repetition in art is a recurrence of a particular visual element used to create a certain movement in an artwork
Ever wondered why artists turn to repetition in art and what is hidden behind the constant, mesmerizing reoccurrence of elements in artworks? Read on.
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#writing and #voice TY very much +Kristin Drysdale
 
What Do You Aspire to Accomplish with Writing?

My goal here is not to get all preachy or tell anyone what they ought to aspire to accomplish. In fact, my goal is simply to gather and share with our community some insights and different perspectives on writing goals in the digital arena.

In grand +Google+ fashion, you can expect that I'll briefly outline my objectives (that's what I'm doing right now in this paragraph); answer my own question (expect a minimal amount of exposition); ping & beg a few people to continue this conversation (look for a mix of our regular G+ers and some we might not have seen in the streams for awhile); and finally I'll ask that those who participate name a few more to keep the learning rolling. (Whoops→ one more thing... I'll demand that we all use a particular hashtag to help herd our awesome aspirations and reflections).

Ready? Let's continue with my answer...

Quite succinctly (and more than likely a shocker to some), my writing objective is always to say things in as few words as necessary to express my full thought(s). It's alright if you don't believe me... I've been accused of much worse than verbosity: I often get private messages begging me to clarify my intent...

Though I have some apparent limitations in the area of clarity in message (and grave issues with succumbing to anything with a timetable), I always know without a shadow of a doubt that when I put out content for myself or for others, I am prepared to defend it... again, preferably in as few words as necessary.

Thus, my compendious reply to my auto-query is undeniably and irrevocably simply to express truth of mind, heart, and soul.

Is auto-query even a word because I couldn't find it, but it seems to make sense especially when you consider the growing acceptance of the hyphen to make meaning out of today's expanding global jargon in this world we're all learning to blend in as we realize the importance of diminishing borders and as we create together this union of ideas and concepts and rainbows and butterflies - except I don't think butterflies accept bitcoin as currency and for sure they're not found at the end of any leprechaun's rainbow unless you consider that I saw on Product Hunt last week... <big gasp for air>... maybe it ought to be time for that hashtag...

Let's go with #iaspire2write .

Ping: +Pierre Far, +Mark Traphagen+Gina Fiedel, +Grizwald Grim, +Kim Krause Berg+Farinaz Parsay, +Disa Johnson, +Ammon Johns          
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Thank you so much for sharing +Vanessa Vaile! (Btw, I love your clever WordPress title!)

What, if I may ask, do you most aspire to accomplish with writing?
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Originally posted on Café Dissensus: Guest-Editorial What ‘Use’ is the Liberal Ruse? Debating the ‘Idea’ of the University Debaditya Bhattacharya Manufacturing Unfreedom The Commoditization of Education Prabhat Patnaik  Neoliberal Savagery and the Assault…
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Originally posted on Heart of a Teacher: The summer of 2014 I received a phone call that would forever alter my career as an English professor. The chair of my department called me to tell me that the college will be getting rid of contract faculty…
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A [hu]man has not everything to do, but something; and because [she/]he cannot do everything, it is not necessary that [she/]he should do something wrong. “Civil Disobedience,” Henry Da…
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Now to -- very happily -- update that Tumblr #DECal post in drafts and add this link to Palestine Advocacy collection and InoReader folder.

cc: +Sean M. Kennedy
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Recent #academicfreedom  & #freespeech  posts elsewhere led me down the collecting path (the information junkie's garden path) where I encountered this 2014 annotated Diigo bookmark. I'd been thinking about ways to get collections out, so I thought why not revisit the Diigo to "blog this" feature.
…Introducing what may or may not become a regular feature. Call this a experiment to jump start stalled blogging with Diigo's "blog this" feature and get the Precarity Network's extensive and ever-expanding archives. This art...
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Incredible #murals in the Antelope Valley, WOW! via @LATimes
The Pow! Wow! roving festival of murals has landed in the Antelope Valley, bringing world-class muralists to the area in conjunction with a show at MOAH, The New Vanguard. POW! WOW! Antelope Valley features murals from Amandalynn, Andrew Schoultz, David Flores, Bumblebeelovesyou, Yoskay Yamamoto, Julius Eastman, Kris Holladay, Lady Echo, Mark Dean Veca, MEGGS, MOUF …
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