Merianna Harrelson

I am the Pastor of Garden of Grace United Church of Christ in Columbia, SC and the Director of Consulting at Harrelson.Co. I am always looking for a good cup of coffee and a great book.

Identity Crisis

I felt like I left you hanging after my last post. It’s a struggle to change vocations after 4 years of self- identification. I am sure that some of you would say, “Try changing after 15 or 20 years.” I know that it is self-indulgent for me to write about what is going on in …

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A New Way to Write

Learning to write in html code is really like learning another language. The tagging is predictable, but there is a grammar.It makes me think about teaching and how we gloss over grammar rules thinking that students will catch up. Try to blog in html code. HTML Basic I bet you teach grammar with a little …

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HTML coding It is not easy to write in html code. Would you like to learn html coding language?

Standing Wedged

Standing on the edge afraid to step off to not look back and leave behind what I know.   Standing on the ledge excited to step out to look forward and expand what I know.   Standing wedged in between who I am who I will be.

Tell your story

 Writing can change the world. It has. It does. This is the line in Amsterdam outside  Anne Frank’s house. Why are they here? She told her story.

We don’t ask; we tell

We don’t ask students to write. We tell them what to write. We don’t ask students to create. We tell them what to make. We don’t ask students to envision. We tell them our vision. We don’t ask students to design. We tell them how to format. We don’t ask students to read. We tell …

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Restless Spirit

I am a runner. I can say that now that I have run in a number of races and completed two half marathons. Notice I didn’t use an adjective to describe what kind of runner I am. I didn’t say good or fast, but rather just said I am a runner. I have a nice …

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The End of An Era or Not?

For one of my German lessons today, we read an article about Steve Jobs’ resignation. Jobs said: Es ist nicht die Aufgabe der Verbraucher, zu wissen, was sie wollen. (It’s not the responsibility of consumers to know was they want) when asked why he didn’t do market research about what consumers would buy. It’s radical, …

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