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University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Created: January 11, 2006
Latest Update: January 11, 2006
Rhodes, Neisha D.:
Message 162 of Learning Records:My apologies for re-posting this last minute. After I spoke to you today I thought I'd better go back and double check my records. At the beginning of the semester, I originally joined Dear Habermas under Neisha_DR but I've forgotten my password to log-in and can't get mailed a new one because the alternate email address that I'd originally used when I signed up for that yahoo account years ago is no longer in service. Anywho, I've now re-joined the Learning Records and thought I'd just send you a snip it here.
This is the first semester that I have taken courses with you and I am so glad that I did. I met with you and other students on a couple of occasions in your office and your enthusiasm, and welcoming arms were somewhat of a surprise to me because not a lot of instructors take the time to give students that individual one-on-one attention that they need. Your hands on, visual approach was such a breath of fresh air.
After taking in all the valuable information you provided in your lecture in regard to the California propositions, and working with Val (and her daughter) on the bulletin boards, I am proud to say that I was able to cast informed votes, and was even more proud to see our supported propositions succeed.
Throughout the semester frequently visited the Dear Habermas site and received and read the daily digests. Although I know that I shouldn't use it as a sole substitute for reading the newspaper or watching the news, I have somewhat come to depend on the "hot topics" that are discussed and look forward to its continuation.
Reply:Neisha, I'm glad you sent this. I wish I had had more one-on-one time with you, but radiation won towards the end. But we'll have next semester to make up for the gaps. It's fine to use Dear Habermas for the hot topics now. Just remember that a good newspaper will give you so much more when school is no longer pressing.
December 27, 2005
Message 161 of Learning Records:In another of my SOC classes this semester we had a debate about whether or not African American men had a moral duty/obligation to marry African American females. This activity really made me think about the whole idea of Love. When I think of Love, I do not naturally associate it with race, so how do the two relate? When thinking about this issue I immediately began to think that it is in general wrong for society to say that any individual has a moral/duty or obligation to do anything. Your individual/personal morals are based on your individual/personal beliefs. Our societal opinions (which includes you yourself, your family, friends, religion, etc) is what seems to complicate things. In the end we discussed how the answer to this issue ultimately lies in what philosophy you live by: "I think therefore I am", which is a more individualistic perspective; or "I am because we are", which stresses the sense of community and the idea that your individual actions affect the group. After all this I realize that for a lot of people, regardless of which philosophy they believe in, Love is not all that matters in a relationship.e
Reply:this would have been a good topic on tranform_dom, Neisha.
December 27, 2005
Message 160 of Learning Records:My friend sends me these LOVE IS cartoons from www.comicspage.com/loveis/. At first I wasn't sure if she was trying to tell me something or if it was that she is just a hopeless romantic herself. I used to be alittle sarcastic and thing "Oh here she goes again!!!!", but now when I think about it these little short and simple statements can really mean a lot. Here are a couple samples.
" when he cooks for you instead of phoning out for pizza."
" sometimes hell."
" a mom in waiting."
" adjusting to each other."
" someone to share things with."
" memories that never fade away with the passing years."
Reply:How could we use these for cards and boxes in the interest of a more loveable world?
December 27, 2005
Message 159 of Learning Records:When I first registered for this class I thought to myself what in the world about love could fill up a whole semester. Then I began to think a little harder and thought "we'll, what is LOVE?" I then went to the dictionary and found the following definition:
Main Entry: 1love
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lufu; akin to Old High German luba love, Old English lEof dear, Latin lubEre, libEre to please
1 a (1) : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties
(2) : attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers (3) : affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests 'ove for his old schoolmates' b : an assurance of love 'give her my love'
2 : warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion 'love of the sea'
3 a : the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration 'baseball was his first love' b (1) : a beloved person : DARLING -- often used as a term of endearment (2) British -- used as an informal term of address
4 a : unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as (1) : the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2) : brotherly concern for others b : a person's adoration of God
5: a god or personification of love
6 : an amorous episode : LOVE AFFAIR
7 : the sexual embrace : COPULATION
8 : a score of zero (as in tennis)
9 capitalized, Christian Science : GOD
- at love : holding one's opponent scoreless in tennis
- in love : inspired by affection
With these descriptions alone, we should defiantly have a lot to talk about.
Reply:Neisha, I'd like you to tell me now how we did manage to use the whole semester on love.
December 27, 2005