Al Filreis

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ModPo: help us offer video subtitles in all languages

ModPo people: please go to the ModPo site, click on any video, hover your cursor over the video screen and see options for subtitles in languages other than English. If you want to help us translate more of these into your language, please write us at modpo@writing.upenn.edu .    

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A note on ModPo pedagogy

Soon after sending another update to all the people enrolled in ModPo, I received this note from Carlene (one of the 20,000 or so ModPo’ers who received my message): You probably already know, but a university that is alway open is the sentinel of a modern way of considering learning....

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West Philly garden on a green morn

I haven’t really weeded since coming home from a few weeks away, but nonetheless my tiny urban garden here in West Philly is as green and fecund as it could be. Tonight, the plan: grill some jumbo shrimp and add to a giant salad of garden greens and herbs, beets,...

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The Cliffs of Moher (5-27-2017)

Today we went to the vertigo-inducing Cliffs of Moher. The drizzle suspended itself for us and the sun started to make some sky blue to match the remarkably azure Atlantic Ocean over here. Click on any image for a larger view.