Chicken Nuggets

Two weeks ago before I set out on an hour long drive across the open desert I needed a snack to take with me: something small, that would keep hypoglycemia at bay and wouldn’t give me goofy guts.  That thing ended up being “chicken nuggets” from McDonalds. I’m not certain there is any actual “chicken” … More Chicken Nuggets

RAmused: #RAndomAoK 31

RAndomAoK #31 August 21st In honor of Richard Armitage’s birthday, I made a donation to Cybersmiles Foundation, but because I believe in acting locally, I also pledged to give to Michael, a homeless man who lives near my school. The first part was easy, the second, more difficult because Michael isn’t always at his usual corner. … More RAmused: #RAndomAoK 31

RAmused: August 19, 1692

Three hundred and twenty-three years ago today, John Proctor, the real life protagonist of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, was hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, along with George Burroughs, John Willard, George Jacobs, Sr., and Martha Carrier. Proctor’s third wife, Elizabeth was also accused, convicted, and sentenced to death, but because she was pregnant at the time, … More RAmused: August 19, 1692

RAmused: Words that have nothing to do with Richard Armitage

Last winter I was enthralled with Outlander (Doesn’t Graham McTavish clean up well!? And some excellent acting from him, too! Seriously, all men should wear kilts. I’m talking to you, Mr. Armitage). At the same time, I began seeing stories in the news about Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi who had been sentenced to ten … More RAmused: Words that have nothing to do with Richard Armitage

What the Fuck is Fuckable

I found Heather Matarazzo’s blog entry to be really thought provoking, especially as I return to work this week in a large high school where I often deal with students – usually girls, but sometimes boys, too –  who are dealing with body and self esteem issues. How flippant we often are with our words … More What the Fuck is Fuckable