Syllabi – The Treasure Maps of the Classroom

My experience with education has ranged from me having tutored, worked as a graduate teaching assistant, working as an SAT Instructor and of course, being a student myself.  One of the most important facets of the classes or tutoring sessions I have been fortunate enough to participate in, has been the syllabus. A road map… Continue reading Syllabi – The Treasure Maps of the Classroom

All the Feels For “Fledgling” (book review)

I was happy to have found one of Octavia Butler's books, Fledgling, while perusing the shelves at The Last Bookstore in downtown L.A.  A book on vampires - and an interesting, almost ecological take on them at that - and one in which the protagonist is a black woman? Bet.  Started that shit almost immediately. The book… Continue reading All the Feels For “Fledgling” (book review)

Liberation is… A Trip to the Library

Today I walked around the city of Santa Monica and relished the feeling of being up and out of bed before 1 P.M. for the first time in a couple weeks.  The official reason was to do that money-juggling aerobics thing that one does when there is just barely enough money to pay rent, but… Continue reading Liberation is… A Trip to the Library