Get Lit – November 2022

It’s cold outside! That means everyone is playing Mariah Carey in anticipation of Christmas. So for variety, I’ll introduce Everybody Needs A Kiss from Ben Benassi and Sofi Tukker. It’s a great track with a sexy vibe – Portuguese has that effect. Speaking of sexy, if you are looking to luxuriate yourself, I highly recommend Inclusive Joy products. I don’t normally promote specific … More Get Lit – November 2022

It All Adds Up…in the End…of Days

“An eye for an eye.” “Turn the other cheek.” Both essential wisdoms, yet they contradict. One critical aspect of education is understanding nuance. Context and circumstances often dictate a need for a particular response; hence, the need for ethics based education (not to be confused with politics or religious based education). By integrating the systems … More It All Adds Up…in the End…of Days

Fight, Flight, and Sitting Tight: The Spectrum of Trauma

We’ve all heard of fight or flight, that is, the two ways of dealing with existential threats. Running towards a problem in order to confront it and running away from a problem in order to avoid it, are both physical in nature and employ physiological and hormonal changes. If you’ve ever dealt with a highly … More Fight, Flight, and Sitting Tight: The Spectrum of Trauma

Leap to Learn

I’m a teacher (of language and literature). I’m also a personal trainer. It’s not a coincidence that I chose these two career paths; movement and cognition work hand in hand. Humans grow through movement. Physical activity stimulates the body and enhances the mind. Charles Dickens was famed to walk anywhere between twelve and thirty miles … More Leap to Learn

Get Lit – July 2022

Heyo fellas and fellows! New York City has been enjoying an intense heat wave, so I’ve been sliding into the air conditioned museums. Particularly enjoyed the exhibits at the NY Historical Society this month. Books: I’ve been on the circuit promoting my book, Miscellaneous Madness (be sure to grab your copy!), and one of the culture critics said … More Get Lit – July 2022

Get Lit – June 2022

Summer is here! Books: My book, Miscellaneous Madness, tops the list this week. You can order it here. Remember to write a review (on Amazon, on Goodreads, and on your social media pages). AND stay tuned for a virtual night with the author (me!). Links to come. Thomas Friedman, of New York Times notoriety, wrote Thank You for Being … More Get Lit – June 2022