2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the... Continue Reading →


13 Take-aways from 2013: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As the New Year is upon us (be GONE, 2013, don't let the door hit you in the A**!), I'm reflecting on the lessons I learned, the moments that will be remembered, as well as contemplating what's to come. I've made a list of 13... nothing better than writing it all down to flesh out... Continue Reading →

The Wolf of Wall Street Begs the Question: Who is Responsible for What?

I watch every Martin Scorsese film. I watch every Leonardo DiCaprio film. With two big names like these, you can't go wrong; or can you? Christina (Prousalis) McDowell thinks so, and, after reading her open letter to the public entitled "An Open Letter to the Makers of┬áThe Wolf of Wall Street, and the Wolf Himself,"... Continue Reading →


Christmas Carol Mash: “What Christmas Means to Me”

Chestnuts Roasting, which I never liked, when Silver Bells always rang on a Silent Night. We bellowed our young voices to the old wondering for the first time if Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer would offend. Marilyn Monroe sings the best Santa Baby; I knew that even then. And I always tried to... Continue Reading →


Happy 2nd Anniversary to ME (Mirror Muses)

I'm officially entering my 3rd year of blogging and so eager to see what's ahead of me. Last year, I ended the year by establishing some goals for myself; it's neat to look back to see which of them I've achieved (& surpassed) and which of them I'm still working on. Not surprisingly, I have... Continue Reading →


Sentiments for Sandy Hook

Sentiments for Sandy Hook.


In Memory of the Sandy Hook Tragedy: One Year Later

On the one year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I can't help but go back to the devastation I felt as the events unfolded right here in a neighboring town in Connecticut. Beyond empathizing with all of the people involved as a human being, I, too, am a teacher and a... Continue Reading →


RandomKid Profoundly Proves Holden’s Relevance

I've been teaching The Catcher in the Rye for years. I believe every American should read, if nothing more, these three classics: The Adventures of Huck Finn, The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye. Over the past years, the enthusiasm for Catcher has waned. Students complain it isn't relevant, the language is dated,... Continue Reading →


NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up

I stumbled upon NaNoWriMo last year when a colleague asked if I'd ever heard of it. "No," I had replied, I hadn't. She couldn't believe it because I write all the time; everyone in my life knows this. Experimenting with her class using the Young Writers' Program, this colleague introduced the competition to her Writers'... Continue Reading →


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