Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman: A Prophetic Wake Up Call, Echoing Back Decades

Amusing Ourselves to Death | Author: Neil Postman | Genre: Nonfiction Paperback: 184 | My Edition’s Publisher: Penguin Group (2006) | Original Publisher: Viking Penguin Inc. (1985) | ISBN: 978-0-14-303653-1 Rating: 5/5 “Television, in other words, is transforming our culture into one vast arena for show business.” Postman, page 80 If you need a wake-up … Continue reading Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman: A Prophetic Wake Up Call, Echoing Back Decades

Charlotte’s Web: A Life-Giving Classic That Will Make the World Feel Like a Miracle

Charlotte’s Web | Author: E.B. White | Genre: Children’s Fiction Paperback: 184 | Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (April 10, 2012) | ISBN: 0739477072 Rating: 5/5 In case you don’t know, I coordinate an after school program for elementary refugee students. I literally get paid to play games in order to help kids practice English. Amazing, … Continue reading Charlotte’s Web: A Life-Giving Classic That Will Make the World Feel Like a Miracle

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: A Quick Read That’s Actually Believable

One of Us Is Lying | Author: Karen M. McManus | Genre: YA Mystery, Fiction Hardcover: 416 pages | Publisher: Delacorte Press (May 30, 2017) | ISBN: 1524714682 Rating: 4/5 “I know what it’s like to tell yourself a lie so often that it becomes the truth.”  A gossip app. An unlikely bunch of people in the same … Continue reading One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: A Quick Read That’s Actually Believable

Writing Poetry

I stopped by the busy apartment complex where most of my students live. Kids chased each other through the grass, and mommas donning brightly colored patterns walked with babies on their hips. Whether or not I knew them, I waved at them as I slowly bumped over the humps and pot holes of the parking … Continue reading Writing Poetry

I Try, I Try

We tightened the laces and practiced the art of walking on blades. We probably looked like a mismatched group – a few white women with nearly 40 middle school students representing multiple countries around the world. Brown skin, black skin, white skin. Tall socks with athletic shorts covered some, and others had come in hoodies … Continue reading I Try, I Try