Mother’s Day Reading: Circe by Madeline Miller

The literature classes that I teach for middle and high school students ended this week, and Sunday is Mother’s Day. I decided to acknowledge these two occasions by staying in bed late this morning to finish reading a wonderful book, Circe by Madeline Miller. In The Odyssey, Circe, the so-called “witch of Aiaia,” is one … More Mother’s Day Reading: Circe by Madeline Miller

Spend January 20 With Some Nasty Women in Durham, NC

Do you know about the Nasty Women movement?  It takes its name from Donald Trump’s comment during the third Presidential debate where he called Hillary Clinton “such a nasty woman.”  On November 9, 2016 (the day after the election), New York artist Roxanne Jackson issued a call to action on her Facebook page that said: … More Spend January 20 With Some Nasty Women in Durham, NC