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Something There Is that Doesn’t Love a Wall

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A post today in The Chronicle of Higher Education about using open textbooks is timely, as I’m experimenting this term with having no required textbooks for a humanities class and relying instead on public domain literature and online articles. The course is designed to introduce the purpose and scope of the humanities to a population of engineering, nursing, and business majors. Contrary to …

New Oscar Cover

Oscar’s Gift on Sale through February

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From now through the end of February, in honor of Black History Month, the paperback version of Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux is $4.09 at Amazon (or get the Kindle ebook for $2.99). “Oscar’s Gift is a fine and much recommended pick for community library youth fiction collections.” ~ Midwest Book Review “Lisa Rivero, a native of the Rosebud country, expertly …

Jan. 26, 1934, Harriet E. Whitcher

Women’s Receipt Books

Lisa Rivero Aunt Hattie, food 4 Comments

In today’s entry from The Great Plains Diaries of Harriet E. Whitcher, Hattie mentions working on her receipt-books: 1934, January 26, Friday Partly cloudy but warm, 58 above in p.m. Ben Clausen came to his traps this a.m. but not here to-day, was here yesterday but no stay. I just worked at receipt-books, for Will got a composition book in …


Creativity, School, and Social Rejection

Lisa Rivero creativity, homeschooling 1 Comment

“To live creatively is a choice. You must make a commitment to your own mind and the possibility that you will not be accepted. You have to let go of satisfying people, often even yourself.” by Jessica Olien Are you a creative thinker who believes that you could reach your goals if only others would understand you, if only they gave …