I thought I’d treat you today to the art vlog of my student, Tyhara Rain, talking about one of her latest art projects. I really, really, really love her interpretation of “Blowing Kisses.” It was a commissioned work, but the person decided not to purchase it because the price–though more than fair–was higher than expected. … Continue reading Blowing Kisses: Sculpting with Tyhara Rain
On this final day of NaBloPoMo, I’m sharing an excerpt from Kahlil Gibran’s “On Religion” from The Prophet, which is one of my forever favorites. Today, I’m thinking about work, my students, and all the grading ahead of me. I’m also thinking about separate conversations I’ve had this week with a long-ago student and a … Continue reading Who Can Separate Belief from Occupations?
What if we already are Who we’ve been dying to become In certain light I can plainly see A reflection of magnificence Hidden in you Maybe even in me “Four,” Sleeping At Last Today’s post features an image by my multitalented teaching assistant, Tyhara Rain. She found and captured this beauty on one of our … Continue reading In a Certain Light | Ty 4 Thoughts
If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, He’ll help you catch your breath. Psalm 34:18 MSG Among the precious notes written to me by my colleagues and students is a touching letter and beautiful tulip sculpted by my multi-talented student Tyhara Rain. I’ve read the letter … Continue reading A Written Word: A Small Thing
If you looked closely at the sunflower wall photo in my previous blog post, you might have noticed a sunflower sculpture adorning the space. Tyhara Rain, a student whom I introduced on the blog a few months ago, created the sunflower for me. Isn’t she the best? Initially, she painted a sunflower, but even though … Continue reading Sunflower Story: The Sacred Joy of Creating
One of the things I absolutely love about being an English professor is the regularity of my encounters with students who love language and literature as much as I do. I enjoy the connections we make over literature and the animated discussions that result from our (often divergent) readings of the same texts. Today’s post … Continue reading Guest Post: When I Fell in Love with Words