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Bad blogger! Bad blogger!

I have sadly neglected The Undersea World for far too long. I promise to update soon, as I have many updates and many ideas to post.

I will say, however, that I'm honored now to serve as Secretary of TYCA. TYCA is a great organization and it will be great working with everyone for the next three years.

I am also am honored to be giving the keynote address at the upcoming Arizona Writing Centers Symposium sponsored by Arizona State University in February. I'm going to be talking about the benefits of peer tutoring.

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