Thursday, November 7, 2013
I posted this on my personal blog, but I wanted to post it here too. It's an Apple ad from 1997 (it's also in the movie Jobs). This is the real one, and it's for all the people -- especially students writing about the world -- who say things like "That's just the way it is" or "Things will never change." Maybe what we all need is a little more crazy!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
I walked past Ms. Finney's room and noticed the students doing something that looked like it might be interesting. So I stopped for a second and I was kindly invited in. The class was making skulls for Dia de los Muertos, which they'll later decorate. Looked like fun!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
(I'm in need of some poetry karma -- hopefully good karma -- so I'm posting a poem I recently wrote. Poetry powers-that-be, shine down on me, please!)
Was it the delicate curve of her thigh
or the weather?
But the men came nonetheless.
She thought they came for the coffee,
but it was really her orange cap set askew
and the rare sincerity in her laugh, piercing
in her nose a starlight
in the day – Donne and his sun –
let me count the ways.
These are the things of muses?
Tattoos on ankles and arms. Bright,
matching eye shadow. Or is it her eyes?
This is what confuses, so maybe
it’s something else
that draws them – us.
Lost, grass cut in the wind,
particles of earth scattering, searching
for the next surface, waiting
for the next breeze, hoping
for something more or
just something else.
Like a girl, maybe,
or a sign.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Watched this in class to get students in "the mood" for peer reviewing each other's papers: