On your mark, get set, WRITE. Best of luck fellow NaNoWriMo-ers!
In preparation of the storm, I went to the store to buy myself a pre-writing gift: a wireless keyboard for my IPad-- a necessary tool in case I lose power because my IPad holds far more battery charge than my laptop. I'm actually panicking that Sandy will delay my start to writing. And I am... Continue Reading →
I believe in angels; in fact, I know I have several of them watching over me in heaven, but none more dedicated to me than my grandmother. Throughout my life, and since her passing, I have felt the love of Angela Mary Boccia Carofano more unconditionally than any other single person. I miss her everyday;... Continue Reading →
With less than a week to go, I'm finding myself working out the logistics before I actually begin. These include but are not limited to clearing my schedule of all unnecessary obligations, organizing my work schedule to not include the correcting of any take-home papers/essays and the like, preparing my lessons a month instead of... Continue Reading →
When someone asks me what my favorite novel is, the answer is always the same-- has been for the last twenty-seven years when I first read it in my British Literature class at college: Wuthering Heights. I must have read this novel twenty times since, never tiring of it, for it's one of the most... Continue Reading →
I am definitely a proponent of experiential, multi-sensory learning. I believe that people learn by doing. There are a couple of activities that I do with my film class which are good examples of this kind of teaching/learning. A teacher knows when he/she has had a teachable moment or several, and these lessons always satisfy... Continue Reading →
There are times in life when you want to say something, when you should probably say something, but social norms and etiquette dictates that it’s better to remain silent. Other times, you miss the opportunity to make a statement. And often, it is better to keep your observations to yourself because it might incite conflict…unless you have a blog. Below are five things I’d like to say, but can’t…but here I can.
(The following are in random order.)
2. If you wish someone ill will because they have wronged you, it’s still bad karma to remind them that “karma is a bitch”. You just perpetuate your own bad karma…that is, if you believe in karma. If you don’t believe in karma, then it doesn’t makes much sense that you’re reminding them of this.
3. Please don’t spit in the trashcan. It’s just all kinds of nasty. Have…
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15 days. I have sufficiently character-sketched Claire (to death, well... not literally!) But I certainly can say I know her well. Now I'm stuck in limbo-- WAITING. I'm never very good at waiting. Panic is setting in... Can I do this? Did I take on too much? What if this idea isn't sustainable? I can't... Continue Reading →