Stephen Swanson grows tired of the continual questioning of the power of communication, especially from students. "Why would I need to write essays," has become a standard of expressing frustration, and even veteran writers feel that way sometimes. So, he offers this micro-blog...
Why Writing Matters (Vol. 1):
It Pushes Me to Care
("Vol. 1" in no way implies that additional volumes will certainly come in the future, although they might.)
This week, I read this (http://blog.sojo.net/2010/04/21/arizonas-immigration-bill-is-a-social-and-racial-sin/), and it renewed my faith that writing can accomplish the task of informing and motivating in ways that stem from fundamental desires to congregate rather than divide.