Hypocrisy 101

Mamacita says:  Today I wish to discuss hypocrisy.  The hypocrisy of some people’s ancestral pride. So many people are interested in and curious about their DNA origins, paying out good money to be analyzed and labeled. . .it’s a fad … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Democracy and Government

Mamacita says:  Democracy and government are much in the news these days, so Quotation Saturday is focusing on them. 1) America needs fewer laws, not more prisons. – James Bovard 2) War is just one more big government program. – … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Cats

Mamacita says: I love cats. They are essential to my happiness. Such small, soft, dainty, playful little creatures, and yet they control the workings of the universe and rule over all they encounter, often when we don’t even realize what’s … Continue reading

Histories: RUN AWAY!

Mamacita says:  I tell my students that words have histories, just as people do, and, just like people, some words have more complicated and even interesting and often disturbing histories than others. Our histories shape us, but sometimes the shaping … Continue reading

Old-School Blogger Here

Mamacita says:  Old school?  Me?  Yes. Thirteen years ago, in April of 2004, a former student told me that I should start a blog.  “You’ve got such a lot to say about the world,” he said.  “Who cares what I … Continue reading

Signing Off and Test Patterns and Peacocks

Mamacita says:  Most of you have never seen this picture before. Most of you have never known a time when television wasn’t a 24-hour marathon of programming.  This is a test pattern.  If you turned on your television after midnight, … Continue reading