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… is a map, of course. I’ve heard it works better with a treasure map, but turn-by-turn GPS is probably also pretty effective. Lame jokes aside, my practicum taught me just how true that introductory hook is.  In my last week at the school, our big activity was a library scavenger hunt.  Every seventh- and eighth- […]

Yes, friends, it’s been almost a week and I’m still riding the coattails of the high-on-life feeling that my secondary practicum gave me.  I could fill the month until my elementary placement with lengthy ruminations and fantastical daydreams that allow me to relive my time there, and I’m simply dragging out the blogging part of […]

I really don’t want to get into the habit of reviewing movies. Given that I stumble into a movie theater once or twice a year, I think you can all rest assured that this ill-informed cinematic musing will not become a regular thing of mine. But this time, in my opinion, is a worthy exception. […]

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I have had every intention of blogging about my month-long trip to the homeland to complete my high school practicum at my alma mater. Every day for the past week, I’ve kicked myself for putting it off. But something more pressing has found its way into my blogovision! Much to my surprise, I have been […]



Three years ago, I was on a trip to New York City with some friends from college when I fell in love with someone named George: I am actually wearing that very same hat right now. These days, George resides in the luxurious space in my closet that’s behind everything else in my closet.  So […]

My elementary fieldwork endeavor ended a little over a week ago, which has given me some time to internalize my experience, synthesize everything I’ve learned, and metaphysically analyze how my time in that particular school media center fits into the existential development of my professional chakra. Or maybe I slept in, ate many meals with […]

My big project for elementary fieldwork seemed simple enough: my fabulous host librarian asked me to come up with a way for students to navigate the stacks more easily.  The existing system was alright, but it really didn’t do much to help elementary students identify different sections of classification without some serious work and/or eyestrain. […]