|Stephen J. Stedman,
Professor Emeritus, Department of English & Communications, Tennessee Tech University, 1987–2010.
Managing Editor, Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 2008–2012; link to JTAS HomePage.
Regional Editor, Christmas Bird Counts in Tennessee, American Birds, 1998– present; link to CBC website.
Upper Cumberland Region Editor, eBird, 2004–present; link to eBird website.
Tennessee Butterfly Coordinator, Butterflies and Moths of North America, 2006–2013; link to BAMONA website.
Outlines and handouts for Professional Communication (PC) and English (ENGL) courses I regularly taught are provided, for the time being at least.
Life is too important to be taken seriously. O. Wilde
The problem is never how to get innovative ideas into the mind, but how to get the old ones out. D. Hock
Those who can, do; those who can't, criticize. [With apologies to] G. B. Shaw
Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain. Schiller
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up to a life beyond life. J. Milton
I don't like it, but I guess things happen that way. J. Cash
I have come to doubt all that I once thought was true; the only truth I know is you. P. Simon
The greater part of what my neighbors believe to be good I believe in my soul to be bad. H. D. Thoreau
If at first an idea does not sound absurd, then there is no hope for it. A. Einstein
Look at all the sentences that seem true and question them. D. Reisman
For it is my belief no [person] ever understands quite his [or her] own artful dodges to escape from the grim shadow of self-knowledge. J. Conrad.
There is nothing more irresistible than trying to show someone who always thinks that he's right that he's wrong. C. K. Yoon.
...discerning to fulfill this labor, by slow prudence to make mild a rugged people, and through ... degrees subdue them to the useful and the good. A. Tennyson
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him[/her] by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him[/her]. J. Swift
Illegitimi non carborundum [pseudo-Latin loosely meaning "Don't let the bastards get you down"]. Anonymous
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