Name: Vickie Collins-Libby

CMM 240 A – Spring ‘22

Date Due: 2/25/22

QCQ is short for “Quotation-Comment-Question.” It begins with a Quotation of 1-3 sentences. It then has a Comment. And it then asks a Question that encourages engagement from others. A good QCQ gives you something to bring to the table and offers something worth discussing in class. Earn full credit (1000 points) for a QCQ that touches all 3 bases – and is in on time.

QCQ for _Project Muse. Social Stories: Digital Storytelling and Social Media

Quotation (with page number or parag number or time stamp if video/audio)

“The author of your own life, of the way you move through the world”. Pg 39 Project Muse.

Comment (250-500 words)

Many people live their whole lives never taking a step back to see how they move through the world. Never knowing they make footprints. Many go to jobs they dislike. Day in and day out they keep their nose to the grind. So focused are they on the hole they were pegged into, that they never lift their heads to see the world around them. In a world of possibilities, they live like the flower seed that grows between cracks in the pavement. Digging themselves out of a mundane, unhappy life, does not even occur to them. Dreams of their youth seem like a cruel ironic joke.

The beauty of becoming the author of your own life, is that no one else has stood exactly where you have stood. At exactly the moment you have stood there. What do you participate in giving to this world we live in? Have you found your hidden talent? Because we all have one, though there are people who go through their whole lives never discovering it. Have you learned the most important lessons in life? Have you really learned how to love?  Have you learned how to chase the pursuit of happiness and never let go, no matter who tries to put out your fire?

Will you move through the world being humble, kind, appreciative, gracious, loving, and courageous? Or will you give up and become the flower growing in the crack of the city pavement? Don’t sleep walk through your life. Learn things. Challenge and push yourself, because sometimes no one else will. We easily forget that there are choices in life. Most involve a yes or a no, a do or a don’t, a move forward or stay stuck. Be the author of your own life. Move through this world of ours with purpose.


Do you feel that covid has impacted the way you move through the world?