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Don't Laugh at Me

Music has influenced my life many times over the years. It has A way to lift you up or drown you in sorrow. It is so powerful, inspiring, and thought-provoking. 395 more words


Writing exercises for regime types: the Palace

(This post is part of Politics for Worldbuilders, an occasional series.)

This series of exercises refers back to this post on “The Palace,” a regime type where power is centralized in a single autocratic figure like a dictator, a powerful king, or other ruler. 269 more words


Watchers and Angels, and Demons - Oh my!

The summary for Butterfly Raven reads:

Ethne Cross has retreated to her own secluded sanctuary from the world following a series of event that almost broke her, but her peace is shattered when the brother of the man she loves beyond all reason tracks her down and asks for her help.

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April 2019 Napowrimo Day 22

Write a poem that engages with another art form.

I’ve admired her storytelling technique
since we were just
two awkward prenagers
navigating the halls of 6th grade… 80 more words



A War started in the 7th Century and lasted through the 17th Century.

Many will contend it never stopped; the Facts below are Historically correct. 743 more words


Minus 5: How a Culture of Grades Degrades Learning

About midway through my first 18 years in education as a high school English teacher, I had mostly de-graded and de-tested my courses except, of course, for having to comply with mandates such as midterm/final exams and course grades. 1,804 more words