Every Possible Minute

It’s been quite some time since I’ve really gotten into a series like The Hunger Games, but like millions of other people in the world, I find myself completely mesmerized by the world Suzanne Collins has created in these books. I was talking with some of my students who have read the books yesterday and I…

Oh, Lately It’s Been So Quiet

When trying to think about something clever to name this post, the only thing that came to mind were lyrics by OK, GO. For the first time in quite some time, I’ve been able to do almost nothing. Of course, doing nothing equates to me finding a wealth of things to do–things I meant to…

“I am not tragically colored”

I had my first encounter with race issues in the real school setting today and it made me quite upset. I find it quite funny, though, that we are studying the Harlem Renaissance just as I have to experience this. While reflecting on the painful and heartbreaking words of a parent, I was quickly reminded…

“A Hand to Guide Me”

“It takes a tribe to raise a child.  You have to have people who are interacting with each other to raise a child, people who are connected to that child” -Colin Powell In “A Hand to Guide Me,” Denzel Washington crafts an inspirational work which focuses not only on leaders but also on the individuals…

“The Help”

“There is no trickier subject for a writer from the South than that of affection between a black person and a white one in the unequal world of segregation. For the dishonesty upon which a society is founded makes every emotion suspect, makes it impossible to know whether what flowed between two people was honest…