Over the decade of playing World of Warcraft ™ I’ve run across a few allusions to other works in literature, music, and the arts. For fun (!) I thought I’d do some research into how many allusions appear in Azeroth. Just the other day, I came across this: There are also numerous puns: And while… Read More The Words of Warcraft
Happy Emancipation Day! Just a few facts:The US was 3rd to last in the Americas to abolish slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation came abt partially because enslaved people were self-liberating by the thousands. Don’t let them tell you we just waited to be free.#JuneteenthDay — Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) June 19, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Just a correction-… Read More Series: WPH: Juneteenth (19)
Some of my favorite digital tools, and some I’d like to try.… Read More Favorite Digital Tools
Searching for appropriate Civil War documentaries and film that are not white-centered.… Read More Backyard Civil War: Cinematic Blues
Remember that Wish List? In fine, faded green marker is a note about high school certification. Every year there are a handful of students who wish that I was moving up to the high school with them. (To be fair, there are a few who wish to never see me again, but that is a story… Read More The Power All Along…
Great conversation the other day: student in my “struggling” reading comprehension group reminded me once again that many kids aren’t necessarily “bad” readers, but not motivatedto read. We had a few moments just to talk about what we were reading, a topic at hand, a bird-walk, so to speak, and he and I discussed a… Read More Game on.
“I have never surfed. But my inner surfer always feels this way, like a sad Beach Boys song, in August…” Every August, for years, I felt that something ritualistic or noteworthy was missing to mark the occasion of summer’s end. The perfumed, yet sulferic combination of back-to-school supplies and popsicles doesn’t buff up the mojo… Read More Summer lament.
One of my favorite treats is driving on a Sunday and listening to the Tavis Smiley Show. Yesterday was especially resonating. I caught the tail-end of “Where do we go from here? The prospect of peace in the 21st century,” a discussion with some of the greatest scholars, leaders, and thinkers of our time. At… Read More Be your own hero.
While we mentally live in a virtual world, there is grit and texture in other dimensions, too. Pay attention. The other evening, I went to a benefit concert performed by the Seattle School of Rock and other locations at the Vera Project in Seattle. It was a strange evening. As my son and I… Read More Art lives.
Excerpt: Chapter 20: Dying Languages Speaking, writing, and signing are the three ways in which a language lives and breathes. They are the three mediums through which a language is passed on from one generation to the next. If a language is a healthy language, this is happening all the time. Parents pass their language… Read More Books You Should Read:
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