Sons and Daughters

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

On Wednesday, during the afternoon homeroom period, a couple of my boys were walking with girls’ shoes in their hands. I didn’t understand why until …

100 More Years of Solitude

Jose Vilson

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been reading 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez (great book, just takes some getting used to), …

Follow the Leader

Jose Vilson

I wrote this a few weeks ago in another site in response to someone’s inquiry as to why I believe Rakim’s the greatest rapper of …

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

Jose Vilson

Breakthroughs in the way people communicate often leave the older technologies at a search for its own identity. This is especially true in today’s media …

Love, Reign O’er Me

Jose Vilson Jose

Alex Rodriguez comes up to bat against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, bottom of the 8th with the bases loaded, and I’m yelling at the …

They Reminisce Over You, My G_d

Jose Vilson

This is just another one of those stream-of-consciousness poems. I’m at a point in my writing where I can just write well without thinking too …

Season’s Change

Jose Vilson

“Season’s Change” (first draft, so don’t bite me) © Jose Vilson 2007 The buds blossom on trees still covered with frost The calendar tells us …

Redefinition

Jose Vilson Education

Today, I could start off with an anecdote about a kid whose own inner complexities make her sensitive and bossy, sweet yet callous enough to …

It Doesn’t Feel Right

Jose Vilson

As a poet, I often have a hard time coming up with something to write about. For those of you who know me well, you’re …

Supernatural Force

Jose Vilson

Law #27 in Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power states: “Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following” Yesterday, Maná demonstrated that …

Generation Degeneration

Jose Vilson Education

I don’t often post about my job, mainly because I don’t need to hear the feedback about my posts through administrators or, for shame, my …

The Divisibility Theorem

Jose Vilson Jose

*** I thought maybe some of my readers wouldn’t know some of this number theory I’m presenting here with this poem. Basically, the fundamental theorem …

Actions Affirmative

Jose Vilson Education

One of the teachers in my school said this in his ever-so-Dominican Spanish: “What some of these kids need is another option besides the regular …

I Wish I Wrote That Song

Jose Vilson

*** Quick Update on the last blog: Soon after I wrote this blog, massive reports came out about the tons of violence that happened during …

40 Acres and a Basketball

Jose Vilson Jose

This weekend is probably one of my favorite weekends of the year, as it commemorates … the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. Every year, before I even …

For She (The Poem)

Jose Vilson

Today, I performed for my kids and they didn’t believe I wrote this myself. Surprise, surprise. Some of you know me from other incarnations on …

Genesis (Why I Write)

Jose Vilson Writing

The biggest question any burgeoning writer answers for anyone is “Why do you write?” Whether one write essays, lesson plans, and poetry (like yours truly), …

I Am the Eggman

Jose Vilson

Let me preface this by saying that anything I write here might actually have to do with my thoughts on myself. That may seem like …

Peace, World!

Jose Vilson

While I love the message of peace that emanates from a simple introductory salutation, I gotta do it my way. Wow. All that coding and …