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Sherman Alexie- "Evolution" and "Crow Testament"

I read two of his poems – “Evolution” and “Crow Testament”, and I must tell you, that he did a pretty excellent job to convey us, under the humor of his poetry, the oppression and painful sufferings of the Native Americans. 236 more words

Poetry

Top Ten Authors New To Me in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists! 170 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

cool ass quote #5

In honor of finishing an 8 page essay on Sherman Alexie’s Flight (!!):

“The dream he needed most was the dream that frightened him more.”- Sherman Alexie… 45 more words

Poetry

The Perfect Gift

Back when my sisters and I used to draw names and exchange gifts at Christmas time, I never really cared which sister got my name.  I could always count on one sister to give something practical that I would definitely use, and I could always count on the other to give some type of apparel (with coordinating accessories) that was guaranteed to look perfect on me.  850 more words

Anna Karenina

If you try it.


When I tell him I like to start fires, he says, “It’s wrong to burn good things. If you want to set fires, you must burn down bad things. 67 more words

Literature

Narratives, our stories: Empathy and Presence in the Face of Madness

I haven’t written a blog post in a while—I could blame lots of busy-ness, or a host of other things, but the truth is that it’s sometimes hard to know what to focus on, what to write about as a teacher and father in the 21st century. 2,349 more words

Friday, December 5, 2014

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DO NOW: “When you die, how do you want your friends and family to remember you?” 112 more words