State of the LQ, Summer 2018 Edition

ONE YEAR LATER... Okay -- what's happened since my previous blog post of 10 July 2017 (EEEEP!):   1) For Fall 2017, I taught my usual stuff of ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, and Honors ENGL 1301. In a change of pace, I taught a literature class for mostly dual-credit high students: World Literature I. Since … Continue reading State of the LQ, Summer 2018 Edition

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State of the LQ, Summer 2017 Edition

I'm still alive! 🙂 Okay -- what’s happened since my previous blog post of 9 May 2017:   1) I taught two, sequential online classes of ENGL 1302, the last one ending just this past Friday. In the first one, two students failed because they didn’t submit enough assignments. In the second one, everybody passed, … Continue reading State of the LQ, Summer 2017 Edition

The Debt Reduction Magic Number: 3.16%

Exactly ten years ago, I figured out a way to pay off a mortgage in less than three years. The gist of it is this: pay 3.16% of the balance, on top of the usual "minimum" payment, as the new debt-reducing monthly payment. Now, even though I was married-with-no-kid back in 2006, neither my then-husband nor I … Continue reading The Debt Reduction Magic Number: 3.16%