Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine / Volume 2, Number 1/ January 1, 1995

Zen (Expectations)

Date:         Mon, 28 Nov 1994 21:26:12 -0500
Sender: Creative Writing in Education for Teachers and Students
From: "GWYN M. MCVAY" (gmcvay1@OSF1.GMU.EDU)

I went back and read the Chronicle of Higher Ed article again today,
wanting to reread it after I'd had a chance to experience the list for a
few weeks.

Actually, the article said very clearly that (a) the list generates a lot
of mail each day, and (b) that it's chatty--meaning that crewtons often 
chat about topics that, on their face, don't seem to be explicitly about 

But whoever was quoted on that point--was it Scott?--made the good point 
that anything can spark writing, and several topics on this list 
have. I, for one, will be forever haunted by the image of all the 
males in a certain family dressing up like the Village People and going 
out to buy beer.

Anyway, I believe that absolutely everything discussed on this list is 
"about writing." It's like Zen--everything is Zen. (The disciple asks the 
monk to teach him Zen now. The monk asks, "Have you eaten?" "Yes," says 
the disciple. "Good.  Now go wash your bowl.")

God, what a ramble! Sorry. :)



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