Prompt #1: Outside the Window

In order to get into the writing groove and start practicing for writing fiction, I have decided to spend some time every day writing 500 words on a small prompt.  I will try to make it as close to 500 words for every prompt, poem or otherwise.  Might be fiction, might be narrative nonfiction.  An… Continue reading Prompt #1: Outside the Window

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Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”

A few posts back I told you guys about my experiment to fix my physical vision through a combination of meditation and study of the anatomy of the eye.  This little experiment of mine started well before I picked up the book Sight and Sensibility: the ecopsychology of perception, but once I did, the validation I… Continue reading Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”

Book Review: “The Craft of Writing”

A short while back I was searching for a good book on the art and technique of writing, not simply to write a novel or a short story, but on the art of writing itself.  Lo and behold, I found a book with a title very similar to my initial query. The Craft of Writing,… Continue reading Book Review: “The Craft of Writing”

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

Liberation is… Seeing with my own Mind.

A few weeks ago I was sifting through the shelves of Santa Monica Public Library when I came across a book called "Sight and Sensibility: The Ecopsychology of Perception", and this find excited me immediately.   This book, by Dr. Laura Sewall, helped put a foundation beneath my already ongoing self-experimental process with vision.  I… Continue reading Liberation is… Seeing with my own Mind.

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