April 2020

  • Read the Classics and Take Notes

    “The adventurous student will always study classics, in whatever language they may be written and however ancient they may be. For what are the classics but the noblest recorded thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Interview (2020)

    It’s Mastermind Monday, the day I share with you old episodes of The Mastermind Street Jam that I recorded off the radio in the mid to late 1990s. Today, we are taking a slight detour from that to hear a brand new interview with the man himself. This was recorded for last week’s edition of my […]

  • Taking it Back with Mastermind on Word is Bond Rap Radio

    I have been digitizing my tapes of the Mastermind Street Jam that I recorded off the radio from 1994 to 1997 and sharing them every week for a couple of months now. People have really been enjoying the trip down memory lane. Let’s take it back even further with the man himself, Mastermind. We kick […]

  • How to Enable Fair Play in the Running of a Household

    Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and even more Life to Live) by Eve Rodsky Running a household can be an exhausting challenge for families. Much of the work that goes into it can be categorized as “invisible work . . . because it may be unseen and unrecognized […]

  • No Time to Talk

    No Time to Talk . . . Really?

    “We are at a crossroads. So many people say they have no time to talk, really talk, but all the time in the world, day and night, to connect. When a moment of boredom arises, we have become accustomed to making it go away by searching for something—sometimes anything—on our phones.” Maybe, we shouldn’t be […]

  • Music of Science (Wu-Tang Education)

    ODB of the Wu-Tang Clan once said that “Wu-Tang is for the children.” It’s one of the reasons that educators should try their best to incorporate hip-hop pedagogy into their practice. You don’t have to be part of hip-hop culture to do so either. Last week, I shared a post about accessing your students’ passions. […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 9 (Jan 1995)

    It’s the ninth edition of Mastermind Mondays.  This is where I share with you an episode of The Mastermind Street Jam that I taped off the radio so long ago. I’m glad I held onto these tapes. This is number 9 from a collection that is over 100 tapes deep. It features music by Black Moon, […]

  • WIB Rap Radio Salutes DJ Premier

    Last night, L.U.C. of Rebel Babel Ensemble, called in to Word is Bond Rap Radio to talk about the marching band tribute he did to celebrate DJ Premier’s birthday. It’s an absolutely amazing mash-up of songs he produced played by brass, woodwind, percussion instruments, and even a DJ. The video is incredible as well. You can […]

  • Hannah’s Life Panel by Panel

    The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth by Ken Krimstein Hannah Arendt was a philosopher and political theorist who coined the term totalitarianism. Her works have been hugely influential. And we finally get to hear her story in this graphic novel biography. I liked the section about her early life and the aspirations […]

  • Green Lantern Comics Binge

    Binge watching television is a popular activity these days. This is when you tackle entire seasons of television, or even a whole series, in rapid succession. I thought that I would take this idea and apply it to comic books. I decided to start with the 2005 Green Lantern series and make my way through […]