Weddings. Not Mine.

Mamacita says: Wedding day!  My baby sister is getting married.  Actually, it’s happening right now, as I write this.  I wish I could have been down there in Tampa to see it, but we plan to have a reunion and … Continue reading

Ten Years Blogging. I’m Old School!

Mamacita says:  Ten years ago, a former student told me that I should start a blog.  ”You’ve got such a lot to say,” he said.  ”Who cares what I think about the world?” I replied. “Lots of people would,” he … Continue reading

Blogging: My First Love Is Also My Current Love

Mamacita says:  Some people are saying that blogging is dead – that Facebook, Twitter, and PInterest, which are faster and shorter and easier, are taking over the social media movable feast. Not for me.   It is quite true that … Continue reading

Blogging: My First Love is Also My Current Love

Mamacita says:  Facebook, Twitter, and PInterest are taking up much of my former blogging time, but you know something. . . . popular and fun and useful as other aspects of social media might be, my first love is also … Continue reading

I Worry About the Future

Mamacita says:  I worry about the future. I worry about the future for different reasons than most people’s reasons.  I worry about the future because present generations aren’t learning about the past. Seriously.  Our students don’t seem to have anything … Continue reading

Teachers and The Knack

Mamacita says: There is a knack to teaching middle and high school students that some teachers never quite learn. I’m not sure it can be learned; it might be an art, a talent one must have at birth. For want … Continue reading