Discover Prompts: Day 13 – Teach

I’m a bit behind in Discover Prompts. Day 13 is the word “Teach.” Today is April 22 – Earth Day. I’ve always taken exception to the phrase, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” I came by the teaching profession almost by accident. But I later realized I had been a teacher most ofContinue reading “Discover Prompts: Day 13 – Teach”

West vs. East – part 3 – Hostile Student

Photo by John-Mark Smith from Pexels I started teaching college English in 1986, as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of New Mexico. My world changed. I was a good teacher, inspired in my own scholarship and interests as I strove to do well for my students. I immediately embraced teaching as a lifetimeContinue reading “West vs. East – part 3 – Hostile Student”

West vs. East – part 2

Photo by John-Mark Smith from Pexels In part 1 of West vs. East, I discuss the trivial issue of what we call bread brands, and the more serious issues of bad driving and pedestrian habits, and people’s rough exteriors in the East, and homelessness. As winter approaches early this November, I’m reminded of why peopleContinue reading “West vs. East – part 2”

Writing Anniversary

Photo: Pixabay / While most people were donning costumes, carving pumpkins, and trick or treating, I was silently celebrating the start of writing my memoir. On October 31, 2018 at The Owl Shop in New Haven, CT, I began this journey, thinking it would take about 6 months. Now one year later, I estimateContinue reading “Writing Anniversary”