Poland’s Place In World War II

Few Countries have endured more suffering than Poland, and in one week alone, the last week of August 1939, she was to be subjected to two of the most diabolical plots in history…Follow the link below to read more.

Poland’s Place In World War II

Ethos, Logos, Pathos, and Why Writing Matters

More than 2,000 years ago, in The Art of Rhetoric, Aristotle outlined “the Rhetorical Triangle,” Ethos, Logos, Pathos.  These were, he said, the best methods to persuade an audience…Read more by following the link below:

Ethos, Logos, Pathos, and Why Writing Matters

Portola Expedition First on the Central Coast

Portola Trek our first European Visitors?  There is tantalizing evidence that Gaspar de Portola’s expedition in 1769–1770 may not have been the first Europeans to explore California’s Central Coast.  Read more by following the link below.

Portola Trek Our First European Visitors 9-10-17

Writing, Thinking: A Critical Connection

At the start of each semester, I ask students in my writing classes at Allan Hancock College, working together in small groups, to make a list of the 10 best ways they can think of to improve their writing skills.  Read more by following the link below:

Writing, Thinking A Critical Connection

Outshine The Darkness Rally

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Less than a week after the shocking events in Charlottesville, a remarkable coalition of progressive groups came together in Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo. Their purpose was not only to declare solidarity with the counter-protestors of Charlottesville, but also to send a message of love, hope and unity in the wake of the ugly violence that came…Follow the link below to read more

Outshine the Darkness With Hope, Light August 25, 2017