Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hi there classmates,

     I am glad to be part of this class. I am a freshman and trying to get back in the swing of things. I am a author of a poetry book published 2010. I love to write poetry and short stories.  I am a mother of 2 adult sons and have 4 grandchildren.  Coming back to college after 35 years is very scary but I am slowly learning new things. I realize I am not as smart as I thought i was.  Remember to always Stand tall Stand strong through any storm. if the Storm knocks you down than get back up and start all over again. I am looking forward to getting to know you all better.
Rhonda aka Rho

    My 2 favorite sections are in the reading of Shrouded in Contradiction. I felt these two passages really tell us (the reader) her inner most feelings.

     "I want to argue. I feel like a child.Defiant. but powerless. Burning with injustice, but also with a hint of shame.  I do as i am told, feeling acutely conscious of the bare skin I am covering."

     All  know is such moments of passionate abandon, within the circle  of invisibility created by the veil. offer an emotional catharsis every bit as potent as any sexual release.


  1. Rhonda, you underestimate yourself. You are smarter than what you giver yourself credit for. =)

    Also, I really liked the first passage you used, "I want to argue...bare skin I am covering." It is easy to see a child stomping their foot in protest, but realizing they will not get their way.

    1. Thanks for the comments. I am hard on myself. I am not a quitter and I love being part of the English class. getting to see the world through younger eyes is awesome.

      I love your comment you gave me about the passage I wrote. I felt she was in conflict with herself. Someone said Wednesday in class that she wasin conflict between her 2 worlds. I think it would be hard to live in 2 worlds.