Reaching Out, Giving Hope: Mentoring Across the Generations

August 7, 2015

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A few months ago, I started seeing teachers posting anecdotes online under the title, “Evaluate This!” in response to the current practice of evaluating teachers, even those who don’t teach in tested subjects, on the standardized (English and Math) test scores of students. Teachers and students are so much more than data points, and test […]

Back to the Roots: A Tribute to Cathy Fleischer, PhD.

July 19, 2015

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There is one teacher in my life who has played a tremendous role in my education, for she has been my teacher for over 20 years. When I was an undergrad in English Education at Eastern Michigan University, I had the great good fortune to have been scheduled into an English Methods class taught by […]

This Is Our Story: The Maples of A125

July 19, 2015

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June 2014 It’s 12:35 on my 3rd day of summer break. I’m at school. I’m interviewing students, listening, trying to find out what kind of experiences they’ve had in my classroom, looking back at twenty years of teaching Adrian Maples. I’ve decided to start writing about it–a memoir–in parts–on a blog. I am so happy […]

A Parkour Poem

January 20, 2022

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A Found Poem: Phat Flowers for Storror

Hatching New Schemes From The Old Archive

January 18, 2022

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What's old becomes new.

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Exploring Islamicate Occult Sciences

January 16, 2022

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Exploring occult sciences in the Islamicate World,: Alchemy, Astrology, Talismanic Magic & the Science of Letters.

To Be An Antiracist: Linguistic Edition

January 13, 2022

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Today I am promoting linguistic (language-based) antiracism.

Good Grief: Inner Work

January 11, 2022

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Inner work: What I'm Doing; What Is Happening

Posted in: Mindfulness, Wellness

Secular Sunday: Citizens Edition

January 9, 2022

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As "nones," we have an important role to play in elections.

Like New In 2022: The Archive

January 7, 2022

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And now I'm dismantling The Archive and recycling the paper.

Class Discussion: Faith and Fear

January 2, 2022

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Which ideas were you taught to fear?

Tending Seeds; Tending the Soul

December 30, 2021

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Winter is when I tend the seeds of new ideas...

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Solstice Celebration: Poetry, Art, & Music

December 21, 2021

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Poetry, Art,& Music to Celebrate Midwinter.