it’s time to declare

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine a couple of months ago.  She has always wanted to take a pottery class, but she had never made time in her life to do just that.  One of the things that I got from our conversation was that she wanted to create something, and... Continue Reading →

review: the infinities

The Infinities by John Banville (2009) “Everything blurs around its edges, everything seeps into everything else.  Nothing is separate” (65). This novel has been on my to-read list for a while, and the first response to that statement might very well be “Why?”.  I have read two other novels by John Banville—The Book of Evidence... Continue Reading →

sunday unplugged

It was my first attempt this summer to completely unplug.  It happened one Sunday, last Sunday in fact… Before I recount what went down, all the successes and failures, I should do what I expect my students to do—define how I am using the term “unplugged”.  For me, being unplugged means not checking my e-mail,... Continue Reading →

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