National Writing Project – Las Vegas 2012

It’s only fair to share… Each year, right before Thanksgiving time, a special group of educators gather together to celebrate the importance of writing.  Writing in its many forms is the signature means of communication in the 21st century, and the National Writing Project envisions a future where every person is an accomplished writer, engaged … [Read more…]

After the Storm

It’s only fair to share… What I notice first within           this rough scene fixed in memory is the rare           quality of its lightning, as if those bolts were clipped           from a comic book, pasted on low cloud, or fashioned           with cardboard, daubed with gilt then hung overhead           on wire and … [Read more…]

For Sandy: “The Storm”

It’s only fair to share… 1 Against the stone breakwater, Only an ominous lapping, While the wind whines overhead, Coming down from the mountain, Whistling between the arbors, the winding terraces; A thin whine of wires, a rattling and flapping of leaves, And the small street-lamp swinging and slamming against the lamp pole. Where have … [Read more…]

THATCamp THEORY

It’s only fair to share…Last weekend I wrote enthusiastically about my first THATCamp which I attended at Fordham University-Lincoln Center.  This weekend, I will attend my second THATCamp at Rutgers University. This back-to-back camp experience has been my plan for some time, as I suspect that each THATCamp is ultimately unique.  Perhaps this is why so many … [Read more…]

My First THATCamp: Part Two

It’s only fair to share…Back at the Camp – 10/6/12 9:15am – Here at Fordham University-Lincoln Center bright and early.  Everyone has their coffee/tea/breakfast.  Despite the early hour, there is intellectual energy in this room! 9:45am – A few more “Lightening Talks” to start the day.  My notes on the quick five minute presentations.  Topics: Trends … [Read more…]

My First THATCamp

It’s only fair to share…Over the course of this weekend I will attend my first THATCamp. You may ask, what is a THATCamp?  THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.”  It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on … [Read more…]

The Autumn Equinox

It’s only fair to share… Fall, falling, fallen. That’s the way the season Changes its tense in the long-haired maples That dot the road; the veiny hand-shaped leaves Redden on their branches (in a fiery competition With the final remaining cardinals) and then Begin to sidle and float through the air, at last Settling into … [Read more…]

Welcome to WorldLiterate

It’s only fair to share…WorldLiterate is a new resource for readers and writers everywhere.  It is an invitation to discover the many worlds of literature and a forum for exploring stories that matter.  I encourage you to join the community and participate. At WorldLiterate -you can download a literary classic, -you can access a wealth of literary … [Read more…]