If You Give a Kid a Library Card…

Libraries sparked my early love affair with books. My second grade teacher at E. J.…

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Finding Your “Place” in Writing

Could you spot a writer in the wild? How do we write? The traditional montage…

We will always have the art of conversation

In the span of twelve hours, I managed to have three distinct, important, and meaningful…

tree in planter in desert

Where is the Inland Empire?

I recently completed a book about the rich cultural landscape of the Inland Empire. That…

shows a painted apple, a large wooden indian head, an india mandir, a shelf of foodstuffs

Part-time writing humor for your part time reading pleasure

Part-Timer Paradox The #part-timer qualifier finds it’s way into most of my job titles. Sometimes…

Why can’t they all be Gary Gnu?

I’ve removed the political feeds from my inbox and replaced them with poetry from places…

Book proves Riverside has plenty to offer

Column from Riverside City College’s Viewpoints from my talk there last week. Loved sharing wonderful…

All You do to Me is [TED] Talk, Talk

Living as a human my entire life, the last decade paddling around in higher education, shaped my belief that teaching via processes like “childhood” and “school” generate behaviors and values we desire most consistently.  The everyday observations by a child regarding adult behavior, and the standardized lesson planning in education shape our beliefs, often to the detriment of other types of critical thinking evidence.

Channel Tree News

Tree News. Real Trees, Real News.

Do you walk your neighborhood? Ever come across a plant or tree that defies description or your limited scientific know how? Not to fear, send it here and get the answers you want: UC Riverside’s Herbarium

An Interview with a Tree Fairy

An old Gen-X and a young Boomer caring for the girls that will grow to save the world we have made for them.  And when we made Andulka Park, we had little more than dirt and space.  The City of Trees was devoid of shade.  The city planted them but the tree fairy made sure they grew tall and strong.