Death Measured At Words Per Minute

In this increasingly popular post entitled, “But I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” a commenter by the name of Kat, whose discussions on Twitter have given me food for thought, linked me to …

A Dr. Manhattan Perspective

Trying out some voices this week. People asked me the definition of voice, and I’m exploring my boundaries. Experimental today. Education tomorrow. Explosive on Thursday. You know how I do. It is 1am on a …

Play The Soloist

When your voice finds you, it doesn’t matter how you express it: your signature’s all over it. I write this because, after seeing The Soloist, a movie about a Los Angeles-based writer who finds a …

Magnificent

I woke up in sudden shock today on the A train on the way back from work. A blonde lady in her mid-30s woke me up as she sat next to me on the 59th …

A Writer’s Make

Question: What’s the difference between a blogger and a writer? Yesterday, a friend of mine decided she’d abandoned blogging for a myriad of reasons, all of them viable and understandable in the eyes of the …

Pomp in Circumstance

A few notes: – A few days ago, I mentioned how one of my favorite teachers / mentors / friends left my present school of employ. Today, I found out that another teacher, who was …

Short Notes: Live From DC

A few notes of interest: – I love e-mails, especially the hate mail. It usually makes me laugh, but this one really made me shake my head. I made a one line comment in response …

The Eyes of the Devil

I made this little picture (which is click-able for full view) after I swear I saw the devil right in front of me. One of the scariest moments we’ll ever encounter as teachers is when …

Too Cool For School

I’m surprised by the serendipity of this August 1st. A few quick notes: 1) I’m the featured artist on RainTiger’s Poetry Site for August 2007. Thanks, mi gente. 2) As I said before, I’m a …

I’m a BlogCritic

I’m now a writer for a sinister cabal of superior writers. Or something like that. For my first magic trick, I speculated on why computers will replace people with a little help from Mr. Roboto. …

Genesis (Why I Write)

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), or are into the other genres such as fashion or …