English 5 – 3/8/21, Monday

5-5:10pm:  Hello!!  Tell us about your journal and journal writing lately.  Any stories?  Anything you could turn into a longer work?  Say 4-5 pages, ABOUT YOU?

5:10-5:40pm:  Samantha Irby’s essay flavor…..  tell us about it.

5:40-6pm:  What writing does for a reader, for the one writing.  But more than that… LIFE.  What we want from it, how we get it and if we do then what.  All these books we read and that I pick from semester to semester…. LIFE.  It’s life we’re reading and exploring.  Not a book, not just one person’s take on one day and another.  What is the writing of one supposed to do?  Can this be taught, or is it just an idea to excavate?

(NOTE:  If you’re looking for answers, you’re in the wrong place.)

6-6:20pm:  Self-talk… tell us about it.  An essay to self, talking self out of and, or, through something.  Where you find new thoughts, new assurances for and from SELF… new truth.

6:20-6:30pm…. Leave us with some ideas, thoughts, some encouragement for the night’s page.  Think about what you post, it is directed directly at your colleagues.  A note from you to them.

ASSIGNMENT:  Enjoy the reading, and enjoy your life.  Write about both.  No page target or limit… just KEEP READING.  And, again, I’ll keep saying this… ENJOY.  

#professormikey

269 Comments Add yours

  1. Daisy Guevara says:

    Self-talk is SO powerful. The words “I AM” have importance in our existence. What you say or write after them, you consequently bring to life. Be instructional with your internal dialogue.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      I am I am I am… you know what’s up Dais… RESPECT.

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  2. mikemadigan says:

    Self-talk assures you of YOU and YOUR story. Please note that…

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  3. Morelia says:

    i write down life experiences, dreams and i manifest it out loud to myself. and as well as my life goals! quotes that inspire me or motivate me!!!!

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Whatever works. But know that you can get all those quotes and motivational morsels from yourself. You are your best teacher.

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      1. Morelia says:

        oh no yes!! im my number one supporter and i event quotes for myself i dont know if thats weird but it helps me!!!

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  4. Chloe Robson says:

    Living the life i invison for myself and doing whatever i dream of so that i don’t regret it later down the road. I’ve started writing more about dreams and asperations that i want to acomplish as well as how i could achive them. I really want to get the mot out of life and i feel that journaling more is really helping to keep me acountabe. If I wrtie it don i make it a point to achive the goas i wrote.

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  5. Lily Backus says:

    Honestly my writing is just me working through my thoughts and sorting my feelings. Also processing events and formulating opinions by just seeing what my thoughts look like on paper. It helps me see if I’m being close minded.

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  6. essafayed says:

    I write to release stress knowing i’m writing to myself and no one else

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  7. mikemadigan says:

    If you’re seeing the walls and things around you, then you have the opportunity to multiple opportunity however you wish. Especially through writing.

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  8. Phoenix Gobbée says:

    I think I write to collect myself sometimes life starts moving so fast and you have to notice and take that step back to take a breath.

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  9. Diego Monjaras says:

    I believe self-talk is important mostly when your having one on those gloomy type of days, having a self-talk would always come a long way

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  10. mikemadigan says:

    Days always teach.

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  11. Paul Poulter says:

    I find myself performing self-talk fairly regularly, as a way to help ease my anxiety. I look to calm myself down and paint the picture of the situation in order to have a more reasonable understanding of it, in an att

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Can you edit that last part?

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  12. oliver castillo says:

    I write to change. All my stories I have lived are amazing and a treasure, but my stories haven’t reflected my true character. I write to make sure I am improving myself day by day.

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    1. laurabewest says:

      niceee

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  13. Paul Poulter says:

    Oops, my previous comment began to delete when I was trying to post. But in short, I typically self-talk in order to help reduce my stress. Looking at another angle helps keep me grounded and overall, helps relax me.

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    1. Diego Monjaras says:

      Makes two of us

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  14. mikemadigan says:

    What are you having for dinner. I’m serious.

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    1. Gianina Mencarini says:

      meat loaf and mashed potatoes

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        Is your sister cooking? lol

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      2. Gianina Mencarini says:

        Mike, the only thing she can cook is pasta LOL

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      3. mikemadigan says:

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA….. Blondie…..

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    2. italian pot roast as we speak!!

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        OMG… I can’t.

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  15. laurabewest says:

    A shrimp and veggie noodle bowl with Japanese veggie fritters

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Ugh… you’re mean.

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      1. laurabewest says:

        I love my food

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  16. oliver castillo says:

    pozole!

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  17. mikemadigan says:

    What’s on the page tonight y’all? Leave us with something…

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    1. TiffanyFayed says:

      OTP: some notes other students wrote that I really liked.
      It’s life we are reading and exploring.

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  18. essafayed says:

    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us

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  19. chicken with rice!

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  20. Paul Poulter says:

    Just downed a plate of pancakes, scrambled eggs, and hash browns from Black Bear Diner. Good stuff

    Liked by 2 people

    1. mikemadigan says:

      Breakfast for dinner is the BEST!

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  21. Riley McConnell says:

    We are making some enchiladas tonight with some vegetables. Trying a new recipe tonight so we’re hoping it comes out good

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  22. Just a little thought.. nobody has lived your life. Even though your story might not be as trilling, adventurous or even the extremes. Whatever seems significant to you, it must be. `don’t think about how others perceive you, but how YOU perceive you.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Cheers!! That’s awesome!

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  23. Gianina Mencarini says:

    OTP: Live more, so you can write more. Don’t set out to write

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Have a great night, Nina!!

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      1. Gianina Mencarini says:

        You too!

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  24. Lily Backus says:

    Writing is a tool if you chose to take it seriously and use it!

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  25. on tonights page: Stress is a toxin that you purchased! This was great, I purchase stress likes its on sale!

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  26. Riley McConnell says:

    On tonight page I have to to keep exploring Irby through her writings and her blogs so I can understand more about her and her experiences.

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  27. Paul Poulter says:

    OTP: keep pushing. Find the little things that make the book enjoyable.

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  28. Cory Cochran says:

    On my page for tonight is some small notes I took from class and “your own words can teach their author”.

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  29. laurabewest says:

    Stress is like a toxin that you purchase, that is guaranteed to contaminate everything in your story. Don’t purchase

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  30. Cory Cochran says:

    Have a good night!

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  31. Phoenix Gobbée says:

    Don’t deter from what’s best for yourself for and derail your already chaotic life for someone else, especially when they wouldn’t reciprocate.

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  32. adamseaifan says:

    JUST KEEP WRITTING!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. oliver castillo says:

    otp: Live more so I can write more

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  34. essafayed says:

    otp:We can’t be afraid of change

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  35. connorsoutherland says:

    Looks like chicken wings tonight
    OTP
    Stress is a toxin we purchase, don’t purchase.
    Live to grow and grow to live.
    Self talk assures you and YOUR story.

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  36. mikemadigan says:

    OTP: What annoys you is really gifting you. Have the pen ready, see, at all times of day. Look for shit that annoys you, ‘cause it’s a rich gift.

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    1. laurabewest says:

      adding that to mine as well

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        Have a great night!!!

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  37. Daisy Guevara says:

    Tonight’s dinner: Organic spinach and cheese ravioli with tomatoes, mushrooms, and basil feta cheese with chicken.

    OTP: Trust your instincts when writing, it surely will transcend you further.
    Don’t inhibit yourself!

    Goodnight everyone.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. mikemadigan says:

      You better save some of that for me Dais… Bonne nuit… 🙂

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      1. Daisy Guevara says:

        Bring Dueling Pistols!!!!

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      2. mikemadigan says:

        The wine?? That’s had to find….

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    2. TiffanyFayed says:

      Goodnight.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. mikemadigan says:

        Goodnight!!!

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  38. Goodnight everyone! Enjoy the little rain we get!

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Cheers, Paty!!!

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  39. AshtonMorales1991 says:

    on tonight’s page when you yourself are succeeding, help other succeed, and even if your not help some one anyway, because humility and kindness go a long way.

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  40. laurabewest says:

    Have a great night everyone. Enjoy your dinner and your writing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. mikemadigan says:

      Cheers!!! Thanks for the #pozvibez!!!

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  41. larslovgren says:

    Thank you, nice book to read randomly around the house.

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