Greetings again. I hope you’re doing well.
Last Thursday was the American holiday Thanksgiving. Some years I’ve been away on Thanksgiving—for example, giving workshops overseas. This year, however, I was at home . . . for most of the holiday. Here’s the story:
Recently I received some email from colleagues at the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine. The colleagues, who are embedding AuthorAID instruction in Sri Lanka, wanted me to speak by Skype at a workshop, as I’ve done before.
The workshop was the morning of Friday, November 28—which, given the time difference, was Thanksgiving evening here in Texas. So, after Thanksgiving dinner, I headed to the university, where the Internet connection is better than at our home.
There, via Skype, I spoke at the workshop in Sri Lanka. My lecture was mainly for researchers who are starting a writing club there. In this club, small groups of researchers will meet regularly about their writing. The small groups have mentors.
The lecture was titled “Tips for Productive Writing: Making the Most of the Writing Club”. It included
- general tips for productive writing
- tips for working productively in a writing club
- tips for working productively with a writing mentor
After the lecture I returned to our house, where the fragrance of Thanksgiving dinner lingered. My Thanksgiving was a good one. Things that I’m thankful for include the chance to work with international colleagues through AuthorAID.
Until the next post—