Writing my Father’s Obituary: Tom Kutchera, 1932 – 2016

Writing my Father’s Obituary: Tom Kutchera, 1932 – 2016

Woody Allen said, “I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Needless to say, that was how I felt about my father’s impending death. He had cancer for 6 years. It had metastasized and we knew that the end was near. I felt the same way...
Inspiring Future Writers, One Student at a Time

Inspiring Future Writers, One Student at a Time

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. A recent post on WhiteHouse.gov outlines some discouraging statistics on Latinos getting the education they need to succeed later in life: • Less than half of Latino children enroll in any early learning...

How to write a book (Part II: Writing and Editing)

According to Winston Churchill, “Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude,...

What is language?

What is language? Originally uploaded by dgray_xplane Here’s a great diagram/illustration from David Gray about Language. He says: Language is more than just communication; it is the primary method by which we do things together. Language is the accumulation of...