There Are Elephants in this Field

There are elephants in this field.  It’s likely that you don’t see them, but I do.  They are two adult females and one juvenile.  They seem relaxed and happy.  Yes, happy.  Of course, it would be much better if they were in their own environment with a large herd of other elephants, but, in the … Sigue leyendo There Are Elephants in this Field

Pultizer prize winning photo, Gender, War and Romanticism

link to 2013 Pulitzer prize winning photography link to photo of Michelangelo's Pieta What attracts me about Romantic literature is the flowery and sensual language.  The rich linguistic detail and the tormented characters of Poe, Hawthorne, and Bécquer fascinate me.  Moreover, I love observing my students when they discover a literary passage that fills them … Sigue leyendo Pultizer prize winning photo, Gender, War and Romanticism

People by Amelia Geist

In June 2015, the students running this blog participated in a poetry and translation project with some 8th graders from a nearby town. The younger students wrote poems for a Spoken Word poetry unit and then the RHAM students translated these poems into Spanish. In September, the AP (Advanced Placement) art students at RHAM will … Sigue leyendo People by Amelia Geist

Hero by Amelia Geist

In June 2015, the students running this blog participated in a poetry and translation project with some 8th graders from a nearby town. The younger students wrote poems for a Spoken Word poetry unit and then the RHAM students translated these poems into Spanish. In September, the AP (Advanced Placement) art students at RHAM will … Sigue leyendo Hero by Amelia Geist

Reality and censorship

The truth is I am unable to write about what I would really like to write about this week.  Anger, rage, disillusion, sorrow, even despair, I need to leave all of these emotions elsewhere and pretend that everything is fine, when it is not.  Censorship, silence, abuse of power, deception, mistrust, no, these things do … Sigue leyendo Reality and censorship

The Mosaic

Three students. They were almost indiscernible from the other students at their university, but tragically they had one difference. They were Muslim. This difference was the caused the end of their lives. Their neighbor had problems with almost everyone in the neighborhood, about their parking. But, these three neighbors were the ones who had to suffer … Sigue leyendo The Mosaic