About Jane Goodwin

Writer, Speaker, Social Media Liaison, Hands-on Science Teacher, Absentminded Professor, Education Advocate/Critic, Mommy. My veins are replete with Diet Coke.

Beware the Ides of March

Mamacita quotes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar:   Act 1, scene 2, 15–19 Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the music Cry “Caesar!” Speak; Caesar is turn’d to hear. … Continue reading

The Presidents Speak. All of Them.

Mamacita says:  Each president our country has had, has contributed many quotations.  These quotations sort of set the scene for the kind of person that president is, the way that president intends to preside, and the policies, both personal and … Continue reading

Cupid and Psyche

Mamacita says:  It’s Valentine’s Day, and since many people associate this day with Cupid, let’s talk for a moment about the REAL Cupid. Well, the real mythological Cupid. Cupid is not a fat naked baby, flying around shooting arrows into … Continue reading

Show and Tell

Mamacita says:  Many years ago, I was teaching Public Speaking in a small farmland high school in southern Indiana. My students’ assignment, one week, was to give an informal “how-to” presentation, a brief demonstration of something they personally knew how … Continue reading

Why Does Martin Luther King, Jr, Merit A Holiday?

Mamacita says:  Why is Martin Luther King Day a holiday in most communities?  Why does Martin Luther King, Jr. merit a holiday? This day is a holiday because intelligent, sensitive, educated people understand that today deserves respect because a man … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Special New Year 2019 Edition

Mamacita says:  For this first Quotation Saturday of 2019, here are some quotes about the New Year: 1.  It depends on us.  Another year lies before us like an unwritten page, an unspent coin, an unwalked road.  What pages will … Continue reading