The Full Circle

Jose Vilson Education

I love existential titles; don’t you? Well two days ago, I completed my greatest public speaking gig I’ve ever had. I spoke for the NYC …

The Rookie Sensation

Jose Vilson Education

I was riding the train with a rookie teacher who, despite her numerous issues with authorities and her own personal business, has done very well, …

The Breaking Point

Jose Vilson Education

Today, I found out that, allegedly, a teacher physically assaulted a few students in his classroom. Just hearing that ring off my ear made me …

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 …