September 11, 2001

Mamacita says: I’m guessing that many most bloggers will be posting tributes this weekend, and telling the blogosphere ‘where we were’ when the planes hit the World Trade Center. Here is mine. This is actually the second third fourth fifth … Continue reading

Independence Day: You’re Not Really Independent Unless You’re Educated.

Mamacita says:  There are many things that are wrong, in this country. Many, many things. Open a newspaper; listen to the news; all we hear about are the things that are wrong. We should be hearing about them, too; if … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: A to B

Mamacita says:  I know, I know; it’s not Saturday. Saturday slid past me like a wet peeled potato, so I’m doing Quotation Saturday on Sunday. I’ve had far worse lapses. . . . 1. No two persons ever read the … Continue reading

How Anne Frank Helped Me Score Free Classroom Novels

Mamacita says:  Every year, for over twenty years, I taught a unit based on The Diary of Anne Frank.  This title refers to the stage play; Anne’s actual diary is titled Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl.  Please don’t … Continue reading

Those Who Burn Books Will, in the End, Burn People.*

Mamacita says:  Banned Books Week is coming up this month – Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2012.  It always saddens me to be reminded that there are such huge hordes of ignorant masses in the United States, and yet, sigh, … Continue reading

Widdershins

Mamacita says:  I have always loved fairy tales. I do not mean the insipid heavily-edited baby-tales, all with happy endings, the Disney-fied versions; I am speaking of the real thing: stories full of blood and guts and red-hot spikes and … Continue reading