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I’ll Blurb Your Book…

Today's shirt design was inspired by the fine gentlemen at Bookfight, who have recently begun to curate a collection of bad blurbs.

“Unnecessary” Quotation Marks

Once again, designing tee shirts when I should be doing... pretty much anything else.

J is for…

Need I say more?

By Popular Demand

You* asked for it... *By "you" I mean Christopher De Voss and Curtis Ann Matlock. Thanks for the inspiration!

The Perfect Gift for Writers

Looking for the perfect gift for the writer in your life? Want it to be relatively inexpensive? Check out my latest tee shirt: (Sure, I should probably be writing, but designing tee shirts appeals to my sense of immediate gratification.)

Welcome to the Semicolony

Q: What does a bored English teacher do on a lazy Saturday in December? A: Open an online boutique for semicolon enthusiasts. Yes, it's come to this. I've opened an online shop called The Semicolony, a one-stop shopping destination for... Continue Reading →

Stamped by an Angel

As I careen toward the end of yet another semester, I'm knee-deep in grading and thinking back on my grammar school days at Our Lady of Ransom Catholic School in Northeast Philadelphia where my teacher, Sister Joseph Denise, deftly employed... Continue Reading →

Why I Love Teaching

Because some days I show up for class, and my students have decided it's "dress like Dr. Schuster" day...

“Lead” Poisoning: An Open Letter to Pat Meehan

If you're going to pander to educators -- especially those who teach writing -- you might want to make sure that you don't go out of your way to draw attention to your spelling errors.

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