June 2019

  • DJ Chase March Events

    Music to Meow Ears (Fundraiser)

    Meow or Never is a foster-based cat rescue centre. They help care for cats when their owners have emergency hospital stays. They rescue strays and help them find new homes. This event is a fundraiser so they can continue to do the good work that they do. Hosted by Danny Gable this is sure to […]

  • Mischief and Mayhem Book Giveaway

    Mischief and Mayhem (Book Giveaway)

    Who wants to win a book? There are four ways to enter Send me an email Comment on my post about this book on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram I will randomly choose a name from all entries received and you could win this book. Mischief and Mayhem: Part One of The Faerlands Chronicles by S. D. […]

  • Pantsing the best way to write

    Pantsing is the Best Way to Write

    There are two types of writers. Those who extensively plan and those who start writing not entirely sure of where their words will take them. The former people are the ones who compose outlines and are sometimes referred to as plotters. The latter group are known as pantsers as they are seen as flying by […]

  • Read Daily - Teaching Tip

    Build Vocabulary by Reading an Article a Day

    I love when I get great teaching ideas from whatever is I am reading in my spare time. This one comes courtesy of Alan Gelb from his book, The Seven Steps to Confident Writing. I think I will make this a daily homework assignment next year. I very rarely assign homework. I think that if […]

  • WIB 371 - Sharp as a Knife

    Word is Bond #371: Sharp as a Knife

    Every Tuesday night, Word is Bond Rap Radio brings you the best in underground hip-hop mixed live. I do my best to keep it as sharp as a knife. I hope you’e been enjoying the 371 episodes so far. Keeping the tradition of college and campus radio alive and well! Original Air Date – June […]

  • Pantsing & Freestyling

    Don’t Plan Everything (Freestyling and Pantsing)

    I have a theory about writing and where ideas come from. It basically goes something like this, you can’t force it. You need to let an idea cook for a while before it is ready to come to life on the page. When I read Adam Grant’s book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, he […]

  • Seven Steps to Confident Writing Book Review

    Write With Confidence in 7 Steps

    Seven Steps to Confident Writing by Alan Gelb Everybody could benefit from learning how to express themselves clearly and persuasively in a piece of writing. Unfortunately, many of us see writing as “the thing we had to do back in school that we weren’t very good at it.” That is were Alan Gelb comes in. […]

  • Word is Bond Remembers Bushwick Bill

    Bushwick Bill passed away last week due to pancreatic cancer. He was planning on doing a farewell tour to say goodbye to his fans. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and we lost him too soon. Fortunately, his music and influence live on. We celebrate his life by spinning some Geto Boys classics, some new joints, and […]

  • I'm Glad I Did book

    Brill Building Historical Fiction

    I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil The Brill Building is a place where songwriting magic happened. Dozens of professional musicians worked there to churn out some of the most popular songs from the 1950s and 1960s. The author of this book was one of those prolific songwriters. Her work is even recognized by the […]

  • Teachers Should Dress Professionally

    We are Teachers is a Twitter account that “offer ideas, inspiration, and information for your best days—and double that for your hard ones. Supporting kids means supporting educators, always.” A few days ago, they posed a question to teachers about attire. They asked us how we felt about wearing jeans to school. I don’t think it […]