WIHWT: The Bread

It’s Friday afternoon, and I’m in an allostatic-load haze, catching myself staring into nothing at an angle. Perusing through the drafts folder, I found some gems. I hesitate to post this one because I’m trying to keep swear words under the blog rug, but this piece by Sabrina Orah Mark from the Paris Review, May… Read More WIHWT: The Bread

Summer Series of Saves: Disrupt the Essay, Continued. (IV)

Three examples of how an essay structure can be dismantled and put back together: I. Chuck Wendig retells The Three Little Pigs: #literaryanalysis essay: Chuck uses the medium of Twitter to take on a writing challenge and analyzing The Three Little Pigs and how it relates to capitalism. That one is easy. Let’s do it.… Read More Summer Series of Saves: Disrupt the Essay, Continued. (IV)

Survey for bullies.

Please take the survey on the Widget list in the right-hand column. Thank you. I’ve been working since I was nine years old. Granted, it was mostly babysitting gigs and poorly run lemonade stands until age thirteen when I was a busgirl in a Mongolian Barbecue restaurant. But I’ve worked constantly. Along the way, I’ve… Read More Survey for bullies.


Back in April 2015, Love, Teach wrote a blog post that has been widely circulated, What I Wish I Could Tell Them About Teaching in a Title I School, and it is solidly one of those I wish I had written. My district is in flux now, and I don’t know what exactly is going to… Read More Dowry.

WIHWT: Why I write.

This Wish I Had Written That is inspired by Rebecca Solnit. Sometimes the artmaking stalls out. Sometimes I’ve written my truth and it conflicts with someone else’s narrative. Writers step on toes, cause disquiet, and challenge ideas and status quo: and yes, I count myself in that group. And when I stall out it’s because… Read More WIHWT: Why I write.

Chivalry isn't dead.

Here is my attempt to help students using the Notice and Note strategies for one of my favorite short stories, ‘Chivalry‘ by Neil Gaiman.   Or: Wait, you know what? I think you might enjoy doing this yourself. I don’t want to spoil the story for you. I believe there is an example of every… Read More Chivalry isn't dead.