I asked my students to write speeches to become the President of our Fascist country. One of my students stood up at the front of the classroom and discussed the problems with white people. There was anger in her tone, she was blushing, but with heat, not bloom. She listed Ms. M specifically as… More How Do We Learn Understanding: Read
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Guys, my blog has been sucking. Don’t worry, this week there will be book reviews and bookgasms and bookishness. I’m finally getting used to my schedule of taking classes and teaching classes and grocery shopping. LET THERE BE BOOKS! 289: This week is going to be a drive through my small town. 290: This is… More Project 365 | Week 41
* I can’t say the grammar in this is at its finest. I am exhausted. I had to let out some word beauty though, my sweet outlet. It’s an election year. It’s a love letter to democracy (democrazy). It’s a story about men and their hats, or the tallness that sits upon their heads. It… More “Lincoln was always scribbling notes and putting them into his hat.” – Maira Kalman
It’s time for the inevitable people. You knew this was coming: The War on Women. Earlier in February, Virginia lawmakers and their governor (notice the blatant lack of capitalization) thought it was appropriate to enter a bill for transvaginal ultrasounds pre-abortion. Side note: I’m a Catholic woman, would I ever be able to get an… More Why Are You in my Uterus?