WTF America? As a nation, we have lost our sense of humor. Any of the following sound familiar? Bosses who are politically motivated. Henchmen from Human Resources. A P.C. culture run amok. Perceived threats of litigation looming like boogie-men—er, my bad–boogie persons instilling lower-level supervisors with paranoia. Self-aggrandizing middle-management. Dr. Evil behind every corner. No, … More No Joking…Not a Tee, a Hee, or a Ha!
So we’re heading into drinking season–starting with Cinco de Mayo and rolling through Labor Day. Of course, for some of us, it’s always drinking season. But don’t let the foggy brain get the best of you. Writer’s block is often times a by-product of over-indulgence. Unless you’re Hemmingway. Or your liver is your bitch. But … More Freewrite Friday’s Funky Five – May 2017
The first time I heard the Latin phrase, in loco parentis, it was in response to my objections that the principal breathalyzed students as they walked into prom. I was in my twentieth year of teaching at the time.
…for those interested in creating your own concrete poetry, you simply need to create a poem using typographical symbols, letters, or words to express the essence of your topic in a visually meaningful manner. … More A Lesson in Concrete Poetry
I didn’t have another job and I didn’t care. I wasn’t going to do the Step and Fetch for someone who treated me as a Persona Non Grata.
I wasn’t going to make nice with the devil and end up in therapy myself. … More Mentors from Hell- The Devil’s Persona Non Grata