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

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 w/ Kit – July 2021

What’s up everybody? I read a fantastic book of essays this month. Monsters in the Classroom presents thoughtful perspectives of how ‘others’ (vampires, zombies, Godzilla, etc) are portrayed in literature and film. But more importantly, it delves into WHY these beings exist as they do. Looking at historical implications, cultural contexts, psychological/political/societal fears, Monsters in the Classroom got my … More Get Lit w/ Kit – July 2021

Get Lit w/ Kit – April 2021

Hello hello! This month I pushed the activist button as it relates to things environmental. The Riverkeepers describe the generations long fight to protect the Hudson from multiple nefarious actors. The trickle down effects and the consequences for the human population was heartbreaking. If you want to learn how water connects to social justice, read The Riverkeepers. In … More Get Lit w/ Kit – April 2021

Get Lit w/ Kit- March 2021

It feels like spring! Let’s get into a new Flow. I enjoyed How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa, a collection of short stories from the perspective of Laos refugees. So much power transmitted through her words. If you’re a “creative” of any type, there is only one book you should read this year, The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin.  Speaking of creative, … More Get Lit w/ Kit- March 2021