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Student Here

Student of life, and grammar

Student of life, and grammar

It’s oh-fish-ull–I’m a student again.

A student of life, I’ve always been. A student of the English language, I was, uh, twenty-two years ago, and as of this week, I am again. Go Tritons! Or rather, Go Extended Tritons, since I’ll be studying at UCSD Extension, which must mean that my type of Triton has a slightly elongated pitchfork. I’ll carry my giant pitchfork to class in order to complete my Certificate in Copyediting, which I’m pursuing 1) for my work as co-content-editor at, which launches at the end of this month to showcase an awesome community of writers sharing feistily about their passion and encouraging others to do the same (I’ll share details soon so you can pass them along to your writer friends), 2) for other editing work I currently do and want to do more of, and 3) for my own writing.

It all boils down to this—it’s high-time I reconcile with my estranged friend, Semi-colon, her ex-lover, Gerund, and his dog-walker, Squinting Modifier.

Last night, Oldest Daughter said while wrinkling her nose, “What is Grammar Lab? It sounds terrible.”

“Really?” I said. “I think it sounds fun. I’m super excited.” I was serious; I could almost feel my tail wag. About grammar.

The above exchange tells me three things: 1) I’m getting old, 2) I’m a little weird, and, 3) I’m exactly where I need to be, doing exactly what I want to do. I can’t do much about the first two, but I’m psyched to cannonball into the third.




9 Responses to “ Student Here ”

  1. Lynn says:

    Good for you, Linds! Go girl

  2. Love Z. says:

    So impressed! You can teach us all a thing or too.

  3. Love Z. says:

    PS – That was a test.

  4. Nora says:

    Great news that you are a student. Never stop learning!

  5. Terry Stewart says:

    McGraw Hill Text? Colleen will be so happy! You go girl.

  6. Nancy Villalobos says:

    You will love it. I took that course several years ago and learned a lot. Didn’t go for the certificate, though,just did it for my own writing. And then you have all the great resource books!!

  7. heidi berry says:

    impressed Linds! would love to be sitting next to you in class. go for it and keep it going!!

  8. Suzanne says:

    Wow. didn’t think your writing needs improving. Hope it is fun and worthwhile.

  9. kathy stewart says:

    Love it Linds!! Now you can join the “who has better grammar” contest between Tom and Colleen!


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