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Red Dog of Love 1A

Red Dog of Love 1 A
A Course Taught in Fall 2005
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Topic of the Week: Red Dog

I found Red Dog when Pat and I were doing an art workshop at Vroman's in Pasadena. Everyone agreed that Red Dog wanted to go home with me. And so he did. He was for me the Red counterpart to Blue Dog, whom I had known and loved for years. You may know him as Clifford, but I have yet to see him on that PBS show.

For me, Red Dog is the perfect companion of this semester of Love 1A, the Helping Professions, Visual and Performance pieces for our Naked Space Exhibit, and applying all this to the fun world of Statistics. Syllabi and essay materials up soon.

love and peace, jeanne

Lectures start with this issue. See the link above with other links on left.

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Current Discussion Topics:

  • The serenity prayer: from Sarah, Message No. 4553 that so many of you appreciated:
    god grant me the serenity to accept the things i CANNOT change, the COURAGE to change the things i can, and the WISDOM to know the difference.

    And now, in light of graduation, I want to add, and the discipline to apply my learning in illocutionary and governance discourse to a system that can be changed, can be more human, can care about people and who they are and what their needs are. jeanne

    You can call me at 323-374-4982. I'll get it if I'm at the computer. jeanne

  • Instructions page for joining transform_dom and transspan

    Famous People and Concepts We Should Have Heard Of, But Often Haven't.


    • Gordon Fellman - Professor at Brandeis. Author of Rambo and the Dalai Lama. Important for Fall 2005 courses.

      Conceptual Linking

    • adversarial compulsion - Being competitive just for the sake of winning. Basically means that you can never win enough for it's the adversarialism that drives you. From Fellman's Rambo and the Dalai Lama. Fellman's discussion of adversarialism.
  • Jeanne's Lectures for Fall 2005

    Visual Sociology

    • From Issue No. 1, Vol. 20, May 24, 2004: Topic of the Week.

      Making art is not a children's past-time. It's a human past-time. Making art makes our world more beautiful. Making art is part of living well. Make some art. jeanne

      "But, Mommy, 'truth' is only an expression of the dominant paradigm!"
      From Gods of Ramen Website

      Yes, and play and laughter may come to change the dominant paradigm and make it more humane.

    • Art leassons on Egyptian art. Great way to prepare to see King Tut Exhibit at Los Angeles County Art Museum, open now.

      Bastet Drawing that resembles jeanne's statue in lesson on Sekhmet (Lion Goddess) and Bastet (Cat Goddess). Scroll to end of file for images.

      Bast, Perfumed Protector, Cat Goddess This version, too, looks like Jeanne's statue.

      Selket, guarding King Tut's tomb on BBC.

    Academic Support

    Using Academic Language Effectively

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    and Careers

    • Resumes:

    • Letters of Recommendation:

      • Letters of Recommendation: How to get me to respond to your request. Many of you need letters. If you will follow this format, I can do them quickly and make them good.
      • Dog Letters If you do not give me adequate information, but do manage to get my attention, you may end up with a dog letter. That is a letter that says that you work well with people, that you are enthusiastic, that you persist at getting things done, and that everyone likes you. Of course, my dog gets along well with people, brings his ball to them, is enthusiastic, and persists at getting them to take his ball. Everyone likes my dog. That's a dog letter. It's so general it could be about my dog. jeanne

    • Career Options You Might Not Have Considered

      • visual media and their interdependence with other means of knowing to understand that we are not totally rational creatures deciding things apart from our feelings and values. Wolfowitz (new President of the World Bank to aid developing countries AND principle advocate of the Iraq War) might feel very differently when he is exposed to visual and aural images of the poor developing countries that have not before been his primary concern. So we want to know how best to present those developing countries visually. And we might find that we can have a career doing that sort of thing, so it does reflect on us as individuals. Added April 2, 2005.

    That Was Fun! Sneaky Strokes and Flying Good Dogs

    Flying Dog is also a painting by Zhang Kai. Best I've ever come across to illustrate our site with magic numbers and unicorns and whipped cream cats and now, flying dogs:

    Index of Nice Things We've Said to Each Other

    Flying Good Dogs: Whenever something happens in class that works out well, that inspires you, that helps in studying, whatever, take a few minutes to send us an e-mail. We'll post it where all of us can learn from it, including other teachers.

    You can also send an email to the Who to Take Site: