**And then a miracle occurs**

I’m reading student short stories. Yes, I am aware that I had two weeks to read these, but I will say that if I don’t assign homework for my little dumplings, then I should get a bit of a pass as well. And here I am, reading narratives that my students have written. Exposition They…

Fair Use – did I get this right?

Okay – there are days that I THINK I understand copyright law in educational settings. A former student of mine asked if she could use images that she found using the Google image search if she labeled where they were from. The images would be used in a magazine she wants to produce with school…

Summer’s here

Officially.  I love solar milestones on the wheel of the year. My daughters were born on them. One on Yule, 16 years ago.  Twins on Imbolc, thirteen years ago. So we come to midsummer  – Bergman’s film and Sonheim’s adaptation remind us that there are three “Smiles of a Summer Night”  The first smile smiles…

Who’s Watching the Watchmen?

One of my editors of the much beleaguered school paper wrote an article for the final issue of the year about censorship and due process as it is set up in the constitution of the school’s student government.  He titled the piece Who’s Watching the Watchmen because he sees the essential problem that they encountered…