March 2022

  • Teach Like Your Hair Is On Fire!

    Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith This book is inspiring and reminds me why I love teaching. I took so many notes that I won’t be able to share them all in one post. If you teach, I highly recommend reading it! Here are a […]

  • My Reading Log of 2022

    This will be my eleventh year of keeping a detailed reading log and I have to tell you, it is a lot of work. Not only do I read on average a book a week, I also take notes on what I read. Sometimes I have pages of notes to type at the end of […]

  • Episode #512 – Just No!

    I titled this episode of Word is Bond Rap Radio after I threw down the mix. I hadn’t planned to close off the show with a bunch of tracks with “No” in the title. If I had, I would have spun a few more. “Say No Go” is truly missing from the set. I hope […]

  • The Final Tape – Mastermind Street Jam #112 (Oct 22, 1996)

    Say it ain’t so. This can’t be the final tape of the Mastermind Street Jam, can it? Unfortunately, it is the last tape in my collection. I found it after I had digitized all the others. That is why it is not in chronological order. Mastermind did shows before an after this 112 tape run […]

  • DJ LRNJAY Guest Mix for WIHH12

    DJ LRNJAY is an open format DJ hailing from Detroit. She blessed us with an hour long mix for our annual Women in Hip Hop Spectacular. This was our 12th annual celebration of International Women’s Day and we served up 9 hours of content focusing on Hip Hop’s better half. I hope you enjoyed it […]

  • DJ Res and Women in Hip Hop of 1983

    DJ Res kicks off the show this week with a salute to the Queens of Hip Hop.  I follow that up with an in-depth look at the year 1983 and all of the female voices you could hear on the microphone then. It was an interesting year for the Women in Hip Hop and I […]

  • Naomi Season One (Just Read the Book)

    Okay, this is confusing. This graphic novel is called “Season One” but it predates the television series that premiered this year. I saw it at the library this week and thought it was worth a shot. It had to be better than the tv show, but that wasn’t saying much. The first episode of Naomi […]

  • Nobody Cries at Bingo (Or Reading This Book)

    Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont This is a work of fiction set on the Okanese First Nation but it had some interesting things to say about public education. Here is a particularly poignant passage . . . “Walking through the playground one day, I observed the other clusters of students and noticed the […]

  • WIHH 12 with DJ Safire + Pretty Bulli

    DJ Safire blessed us with 90 minutes of Hip Hop classics for this special edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio as we continue to celebrate International Women’s Day. Make sure you catch her show “The Rewind” on Pretty Bulli also called in to the show for an exclusive interview. We are only half […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Rap Essentials

    We’ve almost reached the end of my collection. I only have one tape left. This is a good penultimate episode though. Beat Factory Music was in the house to talk about Rap Essentials 2, the second volume of the incredible Canadian Hip Hop compilation. Several artists and groups were in the house too including . […]