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The Articulate Executive II

October 22, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Note: See The Articulate Executive I  for the source of my title. In my years of teaching, I have always gone early to class to chat with students before the hour begins. I haven’t had difficulty getting conversation going until these past few years. Now when I walk into the... read more

The Articulate Executive I

October 19, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you are facing an upcoming public speech, I have a story to share with you. It involves a book by Granville Toogood entitled The Articulate Executive. Some years ago I was invited to be the lunch speaker at a meeting of the Duke University Library Board of Trustees. I... read more

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Hanukkah! Kentucky Derby!

June 4, 2015 9:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Sarah Wendell, creator of smartbitchestrashybooks.com gave a talk at Duke University in March at the Unsuitable Series, led by Laura Florand and Katherine DuBois. Laura and Katie are both published romance writers and both teach at Duke, where I also teach. The title of Sarah’s talk was “Female Sexuality and... read more

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My Recent Best Romance Reads

June 9, 2014 8:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

MC Romance: Jaci J The Ride (Hell’s Disciplines MC). I noticed that some of the reviewers online complained about the many spelling and grammar mistakes. They didn’t bother me. In fact, as I kept reading, I thought they were part of the authenticity of the story. The hero, Tank, isn’t... read more