Category Archives: teaching

Do the Accusations Against Junot Díaz Negate His Work or Prove the Extent of His Trauma?

Junot Díaz, who, in a recent issue of the New Yorker, wrote openly for the first time about the ongoing effects of his being raped twice when he was eight, has now been reportedly accused by women of sexual aggression. … Continue reading

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The Times They Are A Changing, Again

There is an education going on in America, and the class is mixed. Slouching in the back row are smug political, media, and corporate leaders convinced they already know everything and are in complete control of their world. Too many … Continue reading

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Washington, DC or Local Schools: Which is America?

I had two diametrically opposed experiences today. One was the Jeff Sessions Session. The other was a local high school academic awards dinner. And it struck during the dinner that I had witnessed staggeringly different expressions of America within hours … Continue reading

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Talking to Pop, 14 years later

Sad to say, but Facebook reminded me of my father’s anniversary. Fourteen years ago today, my father passed on.  Seems like yesterday. And centuries ago.  I don’t really know what I would say to him today. But I do know … Continue reading

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Birthday wishes

   On my birthday, I wish for… You to find your center, the thing you are meant to do… You to know your song and sing it well… You to stand for what you know is right, based on a … Continue reading

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And now, something for you….

I publish books under the imprint Seamus and Nunzio Productions, LLC. That name came from my older brother’s reaction to the maternity ward picture of my twin sons, who turn 20 this weekend. To celebrate, we are doing a free … Continue reading

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Let It a Suck Series: Joyce Carol Oates and Running Through Your Story Revisited

Continuing a re-share of some earlier blogs that fit the “Let It Suck” Series, here’s some great advise for writing and planning. Years ago, I attended the South Hampton Writers Conference, and one of the best speakers there was Joyce … Continue reading

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