Side Table: October 13

I'm really getting into the Halloween mood! See that handsome crow there in the middle of my table? That's Carlos, he was on sale at a Walgreens last year, and I had to rescue him from the shelf. I am wild about birds -crows and ravens are my favorites by far. They are not just…

Syllabus: Autumn 101

  Happy Fall, Y’all! I’m introducing a new category for the blog I’ve been really excited about... I have a harmless but kind of odd habit: I collect syllabi. And textbooks. And worksheets. And library cards. And teacher clip art. I know, I know. It makes me happy, and that’s good enough for me! With…

Current Reads

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran. I'll never forget the time I was on an AOL message board about books and literature back in Ye Olde Days of the internet, circa 1998. I made the horrifying gaffe of putting it on my list of favorite books. The sarcastic, condescending swipes and jabs started filling my in-box…