Shortly after the Super Bowl, I read a fascinating essay that said, if all of the commercials broadcast during the game act as a snapshot of the American psyche, this year’s crop says we’re a nation of emotionless commitment-phobes, kinda chauvinistic, and having trouble pooping. Continue reading “Commercial Lessons”
If I may, I’d like to salute two former Gotham teachers who won big-time awards recently.
A few weeks ago, Matt de la Peña won the Newbery Medal, the highest award for the writing of an American children’s book, for his picture book Last Stop on Market Street. Continue reading “Burning Bright”
Many of my writer friends and students are starting the new year with big plans for change. Some want to write more. Some want to send work out for publication more often. Some are determined to finish a project that’s been eluding them. Continue reading “A Habit is Born”