English 5 – 2/1/21, Monday

5-5:10pm:  Tell us a story from today….  Be sure to react to each other.

5:10-5:30pm:  Parts where Lawson connects to and speaks to you.

5:30-5:50pm:  How could this book help with an idea for the final essay this semester?

5:50-6pm:  Close… now what?  What do you want from Lawson?  What do you hope to see?

ASSIGNMENT:  Finish the book by end of next week.  I’ll be doing check-ins in the meantime.  PLEASE do not take this lightly or dismissively.  I will expect a demonstration that you’ve read and are generating ides from the book.  USE YOUR JOURNAL…. Note crazy, reaching thoughts, note everything.  Be more of a Human and less a student.

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  1. What I want from Lawson is to liberate my writing ability. In my previous English class I felt like I had to fit into a mold not involving my personal feelings or thoughts but to satisfy the professor. I feel like I’m going through a creative process. I can’t wait to see how I’ll look at writing at the end of the book.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Cheers!!! There is no ONE way to write. And English classes suck, except mine. lol

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  2. laurabewest says:

    On the Page: The only person we will always have to deal with is ourselves. So, we should be able to laugh at ourself, be proud of ourself, think critically about ourself, and take what we’ve got and make the most out of it.
    Thanks for that comment…

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    1. connorsoutherland says:

      I’m glad I could contribute 🙂

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      1. laurabewest says:

        You did good! Thank you!

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  3. on tonights page keep reading and build ideas!

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  4. Sebastian Ruvalcaba says:

    I want Lawson to continue to write about her struggles so all the readers can understand people with mental illness.

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  5. Dominic Betti says:

    On my page is a ton of amazing quotes. Mainly ones i Laughed at. Some personal notes I thought might help for the final. And thats about it!

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  6. Lily Backus says:

    I want Lawson to make me laugh more to be honest, I really enjoy reading her writing. I also want more of her mantras because they’re really good. If the her book keeps going as it is I’ll be more than happy.

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  7. CoryCochran says:

    I just want more honesty from Lawson. So far I am satisfied with how Lawson approaches her book and they way she tells it. She is vulnerable, open, and honest with herself and the reader.

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  8. levoneral says:

    I like what she has so far in her book. A lot of the themes speak to me, and the humor makes the sad or harder parts go down a bit easier. I hope to see more about the idea she has of destigmatizing mental illness.

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  9. Riley McConnell says:

    On my paper I have to keep diving into her writing and to start trying to find main ideas behind the humor.

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  10. lizethmorales49 says:

    I want lawson to continue telling her stories, I can’t wait to see what else she has to share. Every chapter is something new and funny.

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  11. Gianina Mencarini says:

    I hope to see more of Lawson. Her life, you family, her illnesses, and how she deals with everything going on. And, of course, more come backs and convos with Victor because those are my favorite. I want to see what it’s like to be in her head but to also be her friend and to understand her.

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  12. TiffanyFayed says:

    Keep reading the book and puts down some ideas into my notes. I really like how Lawson’s writing just flows I’d like to see that in my writing so I’ll work on that.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Nice!! Enjoy your night, and your writing!

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      1. TiffanyFayed says:

        Thank you. You too.

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    2. adamseaifan says:

      Can’t agree more

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  13. janessagoodwin says:

    Tonights thoughts: Keep reading and writing! Focus on the themes of self-acceptance and humor. Stay open to all the possibilities.

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  14. Diego Monjaras says:

    For the rest of the book I expect to see more stories from Lawson as well with endless amount of humor.

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  15. adamseaifan says:

    Hopefully, finish the book and further develop on her points. Hopefully, read more of her work in the near future.

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  16. Paul Poulter says:

    In terms of ideas for the final essay, I believe the freedom that Lawson expresses will be key for getting our ideas onto the page. Slapping ideas down is much more beneficial than getting stuck in writer’s block

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    1. laurabewest says:

      Yes sir

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  17. laurabewest says:

    I hope to see her story unfold. I love when she rambles on and gets distracted from ideas

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  18. Cory Cochran says:

    Have a good night!

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      You as well Cory!!

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  19. adamseaifan says:

    Good night all.

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  20. Makyla Aldana says:

    Tonight’s notes: keep reading and writing anything and everything down. Don’t be afraid to be crazy.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Crazy is the most honorable composition!!!

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  21. Chloe Robson says:

    On my page i have a few amazing quotes from my fellow students, idea to build on for the final and hilarious quotes from the book.

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  22. mikemadigan says:

    FYN….. Find humor and lesson in all moments that upset you. It’s hard, but can be done. And when it is, you’re more YOU.

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  23. Paul Poulter says:

    On the page tonight: You can do anything you put your mind to. Be willing to put down something you might change later. Any ideas are good ideas if they help you get to your end goal. Also art in bold thanks to Laura and her watercolor fish!

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    1. laurabewest says:

      Ahhh anything to inspire!

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      1. Paul Poulter says:

        Time to get back into making music! Appreciate you!

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  24. selenadiaz7 says:

    what do I hope to see? well- i am not sure because Lawson is so unexpected in a powerful way but I hope that all the randomness in each chapter ends up coming in full circle at the end.

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  25. oliver castillo says:

    on tonight’s page: don’t force my writing to be something it’s not meant to be. instead, embrace that craziness into my writing

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  26. TiffanyFayed says:

    I want to see Lawson’s bad days and the thoughts she has during those days. I love reading her short stories so I cant wait to read more of her experiences.

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  27. essafayed says:

    I’m going to focus on writing down more ideas while finishing up Lawsons book.

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  28. vizcacha96 says:

    Lawson propels me to search for the absence of my unclaimed authentic identity that fragilely hides, and to be acquainted with those gaps that pull me further away from trusting or believing that there is functional fullness inside of me.

    She reminds me of the dualism in life such as the ancient Chinese philosophy of Yin Yang.

    I will search for Lawson’s witty liberation from her moments of mind-numbing madness of existence.

    Laugh now, apocalypse later…

    Peace.

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    1. laurabewest says:

      I love this

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        Daisy is very skilled in her lines… Get to know her as well!!

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      2. laurabewest says:

        Will do!

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  29. Phoenix Gobbée says:

    On the page: do a lot more self thought and even conversation, doesn’t hurt to talk to yourself sometimes, even if it might sound crazy lol.

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    1. oliver castillo says:

      Period

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  30. AshtonMorales1991 says:

    on the page
    reading Lawson’s words and reading her words go together like burgers and fries its just soo good! Not only dose it help by giving a visual picture but it helps by not getting lost in her words alone. I am of course only speaking for me, it also helps by reading along with her hearing what she really has to say and capturing every minute. definitely glad I got both copies.

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  31. connorsoutherland says:

    On the page:
    Find humor in everything
    Just be you and I’ll just be me
    Lawson does a great job of finding the bright side in dark situations
    Play with your ideas

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  32. AshtonMorales1991 says:

    have a good night every one

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  33. Have a goodnight everyone! Theres a storm coming stay safe!

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  34. laurabewest says:

    Have a great night everyone!

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  35. larslovgren says:

    I accidentally went to Wednesday the 27ths blog post and commented there again I think I should’ve went to bed a lot earlier last night.
    Lawson really spoke to me when she described her considered uses of time instead of doing something her husband would think is useful. Thinking about any plan other than the one forced upon you is pretty fun.
    All I want from Lawson really is just more funny stories and hopefully ending on a positive note,.

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