My Semi-Pornographic Love Affair With Grammar

Mamacita says:  I love a good turn of phrase. I can be swept off my feet by it. I can be swayed and influenced and converted and my vote can be purchased and my virginity can be compromised. . . … Continue reading

What Do I Really Want To Do In My Classroom?

Mamacita says:  Finally.  Someone has finally asked me a question I’ve wished for years someone would ask.  It’s a question that’s right up there with Ed McMahon asking if he could come inside and give me a surprise. (Shut up, … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Writing

Mamacita says: My obsession with writing has extended itself over into Quotation Saturday! 1. There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. –Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith 2. The role of a … Continue reading

A Prize for your Efforts

Mamacita says:  I made the mistake of checking my teacher’s retirement fund online, and now I’m quite upset.  Not upset enough to cancel Christmas over it, because I need a holiday more than ever now, but upset nonetheless.  I wish … Continue reading