Poetry All Around Us

I continue to pursue getting more poetry in my life. This week, an email from James Madison University highlighted the Furious Flower Poetry Center, introducing me to the nation’s first academic center devoted to African American poetry.  The center is dedicated to Gwendolyn Brooks and the name comes from  one of her poems.  During this year’s National Poetry Month, they … Continue reading Poetry All Around Us Continue reading Poetry All Around Us

Economic Lesson: Playing the Rewards Point Game

I was informed by my cell phone provider that I have a ridiculous number of reward points in my account. I don’t mean to brag, but let’s just say it’s in the six digits. I earn points for my bill, for data and even for logging into their website. If earning lots of points is … Continue reading Economic Lesson: Playing the Rewards Point Game Continue reading Economic Lesson: Playing the Rewards Point Game

What Does It Mean to Succeed at Blogging?

Back at the desk after a holiday break that included lots of crocheting, binge watching and then a lovely visit with old friends. The snow storm sent me home a day early and we have been settled in our den for the past three days, warmed by the wood burning stove and watching football and … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Succeed at Blogging? Continue reading What Does It Mean to Succeed at Blogging?

Fri. Nov. 11 – Online Discussion – Race, Class, and Bouncing Back

Today’s readings are a culmination of what we have been talking about with regard to vulnerability, marginalization, and disaster management. Here is an introduction to Bounce Rap:     What are the major points of the two readings? Place this into the context of how we might handle future disasters given current socio-political-economic conditions. Continue reading Fri. Nov. 11 – Online Discussion – Race, Class, and Bouncing Back