The Ireland Trip Blog Roll

 Below is the blog roll for the class of students that I am taking in Ireland.  To see the full flow of agendas, you can also click here:  1.     Kassandra Tatea.     https://wiresndesiresblog.wordpress.com/2.     Katie Lawson-Gilla.     https://katielawsongill.wordpress.com/3.     Abigail Thompsona.     https://www.tumblr.com/blog/blackinthegreenirjanterm4.     Hunter Hersheya.     https://insidemymind82830659.wordpress.com5.     Rachel Norlinga.     https://rachelnorling.wordpress.com/6.     Kaitlin Moorea.     https://kaitlinmeetsworld1.wordpress.com/7.     Franchesa Lin Sablana.     https://wanderingtheemeraldisle.blogspot.com/8.     Castroa.     https://travelingbruha.tumblr.com/9.     Ericka Lacsamanaa.     https://www.tumblr.com/blog/travelingboba10.  [...]

Syllabus for the Fulbright #prayforme #ilovetoteach #beyonceasecopoetics

I had to develop a syllabus draft for the Fulbright.  There were a number of guidelines for pages, format, assignments.  Here's my attempt. Originally written in July and modified December 2017<!--[if supportFields]> TOC \o "1-3" <![endif]-->Fulbright Lectureship Course Syllabus........................................................................................... <!--[if supportFields]> PAGEREF _Toc362999718 \h <![endif]-->1<!--[if supportFields]><![endif]-->Proposed Course for MA candidates.......................................................................................... <!--[if supportFields]> PAGEREF _Toc362999719 \h <![endif]-->1<!--[if supportFields]><![endif]-->Fulbright [...]

Planning for Jan Term 180 in Ireland

Written 12/31From my syllabus: A moment can be the great turning point of a life.  For Mary Harris Jones, it was the loss of her husband and four children to yellow fever and later the loss of her home, shop, and possessions in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.  With nothing left to lose, she joined [...]

Resolutions for 2017, Resolutions for 2018

Written 12/31As I was beginning 2017, I set as intentions the following:  "resolutions: work less and experience more; be present while working on family future."While I don't think that I was successful on the working less part, I do think that I had a lot of incredible experiences this past year, some of them joyful and [...]

Child, you will learn to box

Written 12/31 When my brother and I were children, my father taught him and me to box.  He was more focused on my brother learning, but occasionally he would form my hands into fists, position me so that my face was protected, and taught me how to launch a fist.  I would also, on occasion, [...]

My IVF journey

Written 12/30We tried IUI unsuccessfully in the spring which led to the development of two uterine polyps that eventually resolved themselves.  The birth control that I had to go on in that process upset my cycle in ways that I had never experienced.  At one point, I was having a period about every two weeks.  [...]

Why I choose a maternity center

Written 12/30Receiving medical care has never been easy for me.  I remember with great anger going to the Dupont Institute outside of Philadelphia for care for scoliosis and having to wait hours to be seen by doctors, though we would watch white family after white family go in for examination.  Their appointments were honored.  Ours [...]

Who is this being within me?

Written 12/30/2017Growing a human being has been an interesting process.   It's now 12 weeks, still super early.How did I know I might be pregnant?  Other than the standard IVF wait - I knew an embryo had been transferred but not if it took until two weeks later - and a dream of our son's arrival [...]