studying for the national mythology exam

“Persephone had to live in the Underworld for half the year and during that time Demeter stopped plants from growing but taught the farmers how to grow crops on their own.”   “The souls of the dead are lifeless creatures that live in Hades’ realm.”   “Hermes guided the souls of the dead down to…

terrifying.

I don’t think I’ve ever just posted an article from another source before; I rarely even link things. This hit me so hard. The increased time, tedium, and stress of schooling is bringing many kids to the breaking point or beyond, and more and more people are becoming aware of that. It can no longer…

mighty alrighty

Family Write Night is a Mighty Writers workshop that we stopped in for this evening, and, because they were short-handed, it was also my first official experience as a volunteer Teachers Assistant. I didn’t do much but hand out paper and get some people snacks and help clean up — but for me, this still…

mary, queen of scots

While still behind on the production schedule for the zines for our Capstone Projects, we did write in a good bit of wiggle room for that. And, while Béla begins studying Benny Hill, Claudia has moved onto Elizabeth Tudor. She watched both Cate Blanchett films (one during a day we all had a cold and…

internship

We’ve been working for months now to find out ways that the kids can help out — during school hours — at various Mighty Writers locations in Philly, whether in reading to toddler-aged children, helping to design, print and distribute flyers, or — as they did today — transcribe workshop writing assignments to computer from…

the sketchbook project

Look what Claudia and Béla got for Christmas (in addition to months’ worth of books, a week of summer camp at “The Business of Doing Good”, requisite toys and candy cigarettes, fidgets and other treats): The Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project registry date has come and gone, but the kids got sketchbooks, registered — and…