Ways to Chill Out at Home This Weekend

Not to contradict the Gershwin brother’s beautiful music in Porgy and Bess, but while it is now officially summertime, the living sure doesn’t feel easy. It has been another week of political conflict, of accusations of illegal police violence, and of rising cases of coronavirus. Here in North Carolina, based on the continuing increase of … More Ways to Chill Out at Home This Weekend

How White Bias Becomes Institutionalized in Literature Classes: An Introduction

“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

Song of Summer

Man, where did the summer go? We had a great summer, although it seemed really packed with activities and projects and such, which made the time fly by. And here it is, Labor Day week, and just about everyone is back to school––or back to homeschool, in the cases of my students, for whom my … More Song of Summer