Archive | September, 2013

English 1A..

30 Sep

… What are you taking away from ‘Glass Castle’ so far? Any ideas or observations you want to share with us?

Possible paper topics?

English 5 note…

30 Sep

Good morning, colleagues…

Just wanted to see where everyone was in their second project’s development. Hopefully you’re settled on an artist. If you don’t find yourself inspired by my prompt, of something that could help others, then exercise onus.. Take it in your own direction.

This second paper is meant to see what you find on your own, so by all means.. Assign yourself a new direction if you’re inclined so.

Keep reading, writing, and I’ll see you Tuesday..



Start, then Throw

28 Sep

Good Morning Colleagues…

What’s your favorite time of day.. Morning, Night, Afternoon? And for you writers, when do most like to scribble?
English 1A students, feel free to respond to English 5-ers, and vice versa. Tell us precisely what about your time of day suites YOUR collective character..

Cheers from the vineyard,


ENGLISH 5: 9/24/13 Session Revisit

25 Sep

Thank you all for such an energetic session today, regarding your research findings and potential authors for our latest project.  If you wouldn’t mind.. please leave a couple quotes below along with your interpretation of them (from some, or all, of the pieces you found).  Why do you find them (the quotes, the piece they’re from..) valuable, and/or helpful?  Also, feel free to leave a question or two (regarding your quote[s], or an idea contained within).  Remember, the aim of this assignment is to not only seek kinship with an author, or authors, but to strength the community amongst the/your colleagues.

My Question:  Is your research teaching you anything?  Since this is an exercise in Self-education.. what have you taught yourSelf?  What are you learning from these new authors?  How are you doing as an educator of SELF?


ENGLISH 1A, not-so-in-class essay.. ‘Glass Castle’

25 Sep

Of all the themes that I offered last week, or new ones you’re noticing, what do you think Ms. Walls is dealing with most in this book?  So many confessions, it seems, for the sake of telling others a certain “truth.” Why would she be doing this?  What do you think is her TRUEST motivation?

PLEASE, in your response below, DIRECTLY answer the questions above.  Feel free to incorporate your reaction to the first 41 pages.  Where are you connecting with Walls?  I will award points (10 possible) on levels of depth, description, and energy of reaction.

To me, I’m seeing somewhat of a Portrait, a lecture to the fortunate AND unfortunate…



note, Mocha

23 Sep

Don’t fall victim to
Formalism’s fangs–
You don’t always need sentences,
Notes can be enough..
Random scribbles, thoughts–
Napkin, scratch paper, your hand,
Worry about structure later.
Permanency will find your
Don’t force it.

Allow never ideas
Trap them.

9/23/13, 9:08am

Precipitated, Precipitation

21 Sep

weather, wishing writing–
Quiet, travel not.. Staying,
running only into song, ink apples,
safe seraphic ally, kissed into
chocolate math, ‘nother cloud,
soft blusters surround new Now–
Sifting in sense, incensed, through
Another storm.. Welcomed. Dance around puddles.. Expanded green,
skip scene–


(Sorry.. Just wanted to share with you, colleagues, how I reacted to the rain. Hope you’re all having a nice weekend, writing when you can, and just enjoying YOUR time. Cheers, and I’ll see you all Tuesday. If you have been writing, feel free to share your page(s) below…)