I am five hours away presenting at a conference. With a one-year old. With a strike looming. We are all humans.
I have watched the comments from my phone in between getting ready to present and managing my daughter. On a Saturday. With no access to a computer with a keyboard. I have ten minutes, so I will keep it brief: I have wondered all day what my role is in the debate happening right now. I appreciate the passion and willingness to share beliefs. I think we all need to take a deep breath, go outside, and not think about theory for a few hours.
I approved all the comments. That does not mean I approve OF everything, but I also do not think it is my job to censor, especially since the course is online and anyone can access the content. If you disagree with that decision on my part, you can let me know about it here or via email. As I said at the beginning of class, this course format is an experiment, and I imagine being on D2L would have resulted in the same dialogue happening on the blogs. If you feel like you can no longer participate in the course via blog, you can let me know–as I stated at the beginning of the couse–and I will find a way to assess your work without blogging. Remember, we are all doing our best and growing as scholars–including myself. I do not exclude myself from that growth. I am now going to return to the conference and will be unavailable for the rest of the weekend.