Monthly Archives: November 2013

I’d Rather Be High

I came across this the other day. Part Heath-Ledger-Casanova-film, part Amadeus, part Peter Greenaway. Louis Vuitton has chosen Venice as the backdrop for his new line, and then he went into the film making business. This is the director’s … Continue reading

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Dream Journal

As I was writing the class agenda on the board, Charlotte came in and said, “Ooh! Ms. G! You were in my dream last night!” She was recording her dreams for a dream journal in her psychology class. “Oh yeah? What … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Condoms

Last time I was in Venice, I stopped by the lovely bookstore Acqua Alta, the one with a gondola inside and a staircase made of books out back. (I posted on this a while ago.) The owner, a smiley wild-haired … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind Shakespeare’s Othello

The sophomores at my school are currently reading Othello, and I’ve been enjoying discussing it with them. I’m not their teacher for the classes that are reading it, but just for fun, I made a brief PowerPoint listing some of … Continue reading

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Where God Sleeps

Thanks to all who came out yesterday to the Author Fair at the San Jose Martin Luther King Library. It was their first event of this kind and will hopefully be the first of many. About 30 authors attended, with … Continue reading

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