What A Puppeteer Turned Choreographer Can Teach Us About Creative Expression

Jerome Robbins wanted to be a puppeteer. He was fascinated by the craft of it. The complete control, despite being removed and above the stage, and how it created the feeling of still being in the middle of the action. The puppeteer and the audience - both with a shared distance, in common. It's kind … Continue reading What A Puppeteer Turned Choreographer Can Teach Us About Creative Expression

Forging Better Connections AND Why Hell Is Still Other People (Snapchat Edition)

Jean-Paul Sartre famously said, “Hell is other people.” Sean Paul would later add, “Well I don't really care what people say / I don't really watch what dem waan do / Still I got to stick to my girls like glue.” And such is life. Hell is other people. But we have to stick together, … Continue reading Forging Better Connections AND Why Hell Is Still Other People (Snapchat Edition)

Saturday Morning Media: Teaching Logic Via The Viral JK Rowling Bias Teacher

The best way to teach critical thinking is to think critically through stuff you care about.  A student asks a teacher about JK Rowling being transphobic, pointing out how the author’s had a controversial past and said some bad stuff on Twitter. “Do you still like her work despite her bigoted opinions?” The teacher composes … Continue reading Saturday Morning Media: Teaching Logic Via The Viral JK Rowling Bias Teacher

Innies And Outies (The Two Types Of Inspiration)

I’m an overly curious person. I’m the why-why-why-why-why kid. The one who doesn’t shut up until you tell me to shut it down. And then after you tell me to shut it down, if I’m not feeling too bad, I’m either off to find a book about what’s still nagging at me, or moved onto … Continue reading Innies And Outies (The Two Types Of Inspiration)

More Evil Doesn’t Beat Evil, Good Beats Evil. Duh.

If you haven’t read The Lord of the Rings, or seen the movies, or even if you only half-remember The Hobbit cartoon from the ‘70s - I have a non-spoiling spoiler for you (because it applies to writing online and life in general): More evil doesn’t beat evil. Good beats evil. Duh.  You can try … Continue reading More Evil Doesn’t Beat Evil, Good Beats Evil. Duh.