One Positive Takeaway from the Coronavirus “Disruption”: No more Texas standardized testing bullshit this school year.

I am sure some people are trying damned hard to find something positive about this whole quarantine thing, and the restrictions that are easing up. Every day is a source of tension in some form or another. But I had to remember something for our kiddos out there, trying to do schoolwork at home and … Continue reading One Positive Takeaway from the Coronavirus “Disruption”: No more Texas standardized testing bullshit this school year.

#059–How do you develop the credentials needed to be considered freelance-writer material?

I've bounced back and forth on this question, because I love to write--and have been trying to get my writing chops back. But I am fuzzy on how to become a good writer, and how to develop your portfolio so people take you seriously, and want you to write for them. What little I can … Continue reading #059–How do you develop the credentials needed to be considered freelance-writer material?

The Atlas of World History: Mapping the Human Journey, ed. by Jeremy Black

My Copy: 9780756653484 (image from my scanner--the book's a bit big for the glass) You could say I’ve already read and reviewed its “sister-atlas.” I thought perhaps I had two copies of the same one by accident (I do tend to be buy-happy with atlases in the bargain bin). The Atlas of World History is … Continue reading The Atlas of World History: Mapping the Human Journey, ed. by Jeremy Black