The Department of Psychology
DID YOU KNOW . . .?
The Looking Glass is on the World Wide Web (a.k.a. WWW, The WEB, or The Internet).
The location on the Web is:
This as just for your information, you might really have a reason for looking something up, or maybe you've hear about an article in a not-so-current issue that you would like to see. You might have a friend who wrote an article that you would like to see or, heaven forbid, read. You might even decide, and God only knows why, to write an article for The Looking Glass.
As you know, being on the WWW makes one accessible to anyone anywhere around the world. Cool, that sounds impressive to me. Geez, people all around the world are reading this little "rag" we put together two or three times a year. Ooooo.... Get a grip Carl! O.K., O.K. I do talk to myself sometimes. Well, uh, maybe more than just sometimes. But, pft, pft, oh bejeebs, please don't tell anybody that I do that. Oh slish, now where was I?
Oh, yes, it goes like this.... You see, since we are on the Web, wouldn't you say that is a pretty nice line for airing out your laundry. Oops. I mean isn't that a good place to express your thoughts, air your opinion, state your case, post your grievance, or tell us what a great job we are doing. Egad Carl! Calm down!
You know, I think there really is some sort of point to this rambling diatribe I am on the threshold of terminating. So, please indulge me for a moment longer. Yes, yes, I do believe I've got it. I know that you have some things on your mind -- some very important things. Some very important things that you could and should share with the rest of us in your world. Consider it. Think about it. Ruminate about it. For crying-out-loud, do it. "Do what?" Write an article for The Looking Glass!
I have heard so many good stories; I can't count them all. I have heard you all talking in the classroom before the professor has come in, while the professor is there, in the hall, in the parking lot, and, yes, in the rest room. You have so many good articles inside you; it makes me want to walk up to you and just rip them out of you. Oh, you don't want that. My latest mental orgasm tells me that I need to leave the storytelling to you, 'cause you have your own way of telling it. You have that unique way of expressing yourself. You are the only one that can tell your story the way you tell stories. It is your article. We must let you write it.
So, with all the above in mind, help me. "Help me...help you." I know you want to do it. We both know you want to do it. Who, in their right mind...hell, even in their wrong mind, doesn't want to write an article? I know you have many very good things to say. As I said, I have heard many things said that would make good articles. Some examples are: What you like or don't like about a particular class; what you like or don't like about a particular professor; your feelings about graduation requirements; your fears about graduation or moving on to a graduate program; the breakdown, function, and nomenclature of quantum theory. Just kidding. I already did that one. You can write about anything that is important to you, especially if it is important to us all. These are not limitations, just suggestions. You may also look through back issues of The Looking Glass to get an idea of the vastness of variation.
This is not a one-way street. Writing an article is great writing practice. Writing an article that relates to something interesting to you is even more important. You might even receive some comments (we've had a few of those). The more you write, the more confidence you build. There is much power in the written word. You just need to put it where someone will see it. Is there a better place to start than where it is going around the world at light speed? Of course not! Put it here with us at The Looking Glass.
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