Threes: You May Ask Yourself

Some things: 1. I’ve been working on another website. I find when I do that, I tend to disapper because I’m so immersed. Incidentally, the website is mygratitudes.net. There’s nothing up yet but junk and filler, but I’m having fun working away on the site design. I’m enjoying learning more about CSS, WordPress, and HTML. If there were some local…

My Grandmother and Her Family

Generation Y documents everything about itself. Facebook, youtube, myspace, flickr, the repositories of that generation are endless. My generation has some documentation; we’ve got home movies, videos, pictures, but nothing close to what the children of Gen Y will have as they age. Most people of my generation are lucky if they know anything about more than their grandparents and…

Public Speaking to the Sofa

I’ve been surfing YouTube in hope of finding some sample public speeches delivered by students that I can show to my public speaking class. I’m looking for examples that don’t have that polished, produced look common to publishers’ supplementary materials. There are an amazing amount of student speeches on youtube. Unfortunately, most of them seem to be videos of students…

Teaching Epic Fail

It is that time of the semester when I complain about my students. I -love- my classes this semester. My students are a complete blast. I haven’t had this much fun teaching in ages. I’m not sure what’s happening or why the chemistry is there. Maybe I’ve just finally hit my stride. So, yay! Ok, why am I griping then?…

The Hole Poem

In my first days of recovery, I found the hole poem incredibly helpful and meaningful as a metaphor for rearranging how I wanted to move through the world. I had a conversation with the kid last night about the difference between being a victim and a survivor. I hadn’t had that conversation in a long time. It provided a nice…

Shoes These Days

Shoes these days are so ugly. I just don’t understand the appeal. I like the return to gladiator sandals. I had those in the 80s. They were fun. I didn’t like the return to platform shoes. I had those in the 70s. They were kinda ugly. Also wedges, not so much. Of course, nowadays I just wear plain boring shoes…