While I’m not a certified analyst, I’ve studied a lot about the personality test called the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI). This personality system is supposed to be based on the psychology theories of Carl Jung, who was a great inspiration for mythologist Joseph Campbell, who is a great influence in my work. It produces a … More Oh My Goodness! I’m an ENFP Cliche!
Yesterday was a big day in our house, represented by the picture above. In case you don’t get the symbolism, that is a garlic scape tied into a knot. That is because yesterday, the first of my son’s peers to get married held a virtual wedding that he and I watched at home while eating … More Festive Farmers Market Food for a Virtual Wedding
I have been totally spoiled this week! I mentioned earlier that I had a hairline fracture in my foot and was supposed to stay off my feet. I’ve been doing that as much as I can, but just taking care of daily needs ends up taking a lot of steps. But this week, several of … More Celebrations, Community, and Sababa
Note: I apologize for the delay in adding this post. The people installing Google Fiber in our neighborhood accidentally cut our existing cables, so we have been without internet from early Tuesday morning. Earlier in this series I wrote about the dilemma a student might have for writing an essay for the 2019 AP English … More How White Bias Becomes Institutionalized in Literature Classes: Part 3 – Appropriateness
“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.”—Squire Bill Widener (although usually attributed to President Theodore Roosevelt, who quoted Widener in his 1913 Autobiography) “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”—Arthur Ashe (first African American tennis player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the … More How White Bias Becomes Institutionalized in Literature Classes: An Introduction
Back in 2016, the first year that Hamilton: An American Musical appeared on Broadway but before it had gained widespread fame, I played a few video clips of the show for my high school literature class. They knew nothing about the musical, but they were spell-bound. The very idea of an ethnically-diverse cast telling the … More Broadway Blessings #4: Homeschool with Hamilton
Following on the heels of Earth Day, April 24 is Arbor Day (at least in the US). On Arbor Days, citizens are encouraged to plant a tree in recognition of the many gifts trees bestow upon us. Even if you don’t plant a tree (which might be more difficult in these days of social distancing), … More Learn About Trees This Arbor Day (April 24)
Now that almost all US families are homeschooling, thanks to school closing sure to coronavirus, there is a lot of anxiety about children learning at home. There is also some poor information floating around about the reality of homeschooling. To provide some information and reassurance, the producers of a documentary on homeschooling called Class Dismissed … More Free Online Documentary on Homeschooling for View on Thursday, April 9