Monday, June 22, 2015

What's Next for Writing Assessment Services

Here's a little teaser for my clients and other friends:

In July I will begin setting up some exciting new offerings for Writing Assessment Services for 2015-16 - live classrooms for one-time and ongoing writing workshops, and a version of "office hours" and one-on-one tutoring.

I want to make the most of the traditional text-based evaluations I have used for decades and the online classroom/meeting structure I have used the last five years. I can't wait to share these opportunities with you!

Order now with confidence that you can change your order as you desire, or wait to order later as the offerings begin to appear - I can serve many students this year.

Now Entering My 20th Year Online!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

"Firmament" -- A Poem

Firmament—Psalm 57

A ladybug scratches across the page.
A lamb scampers after the ewe.
And we toil along the plane—
               Folding it into stairs and stories
               And thrusting toward the sky.

A turn of the book and the ladybug clings.
The lamb suckles quietly
               While his dam crops the grass,
               Dung dropping down to renew it.
And we push up towers and rockets.

Dear ladybug slips from the tilting leaf,
               Unshells her wings,
               And lifts away.
Lamb and mother bed down by a stream.
And we brood on rooftops, calling into the void.

We and the ladybug, we and the lamb
Dwell on the surface, die into the earth,
Leap up briefly or fly up as ash.

But one day we wake—
To see from above the LORD leaning down,
Unfolding the firmament to draw us up.

Graves will open, lambs lie with lions,
And we—with new eyes and arms and hearts—
Lift into fullness and glory foursquare.

©2015, Cindy Marsch