Behind the Curtain

The government shutdown is well under way as I write, though by the time this item "goes to press" the Congressional shennangins will hopefully be history. Even if you are not a particular fan of politics, you are unlikely to have missed hearing all about the drama in Washington on the news. You may not … Continue reading Behind the Curtain

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Interview: Geek Creation Show

I recently heard about an upcoming event known as The Geek Creation Show. I had no idea what this could possibly be about. I did find the website intriguing. So when I was offered the chance to interview the organizer of the event, Jeff Mach of the eponymous Jeff Mach Events, I jumped on it. … Continue reading Interview: Geek Creation Show

Back to School Interview: Noelle L.

Noelle is originally from Pittsburgh. She always wanted to teach and was always very active in sports. Volleyball was her favorite. She played right through college and enjoyed being competitive in sports. With that in mind, majoring in Health and Phys. Ed. seemed like a natural choice to her. She loves to be active even if she isn't playing volleyball any more. She is interested in all aspects of healthy living.

Back to School Interview: Sara Goas

For the past six and a half years, I've taught English to public school ninth graders. This year, I actually have a brand new job: teaching seventh grade English in a very religious, Jewish private school.

Back to School Interview: Lisa Miller Kawalek

For back-to-school week on Magnificent Nose, we’ll be featuring interviews with teachers and other education professionals. Lisa Miller Kawalek teaches at Bayonne High School in Bayonne, NJ. In addition, she's a teacher with Judith Kawalek presents Kindermusik, where she leads music and movement classes for babies and their caretakers. Magnificent Nose: Could you start out … Continue reading Back to School Interview: Lisa Miller Kawalek

Back to School Interview: Dianna T.

For back-to-school week on Magnificent Nose, we’ll be featuring interviews with teachers and other education professionals. Dianna T. teaches at a bilingual school in New York City. She is fluent in both French and English, but because she is a native speaker of English she's expected not to speak French with the children. She quickly … Continue reading Back to School Interview: Dianna T.

Back to School Interview: Julie Goldberg

I'm a high school librarian. I'm also involved in technology, curriculum, and staff development for teachers. I used to be a high school English teacher. I love talking to kids about books, writing, and information, but after I had my children, I knew I couldn't be the mother I wanted to be while still grading hundreds of papers per month.

Interview: Writer Adam Dickinson (part two)

In early October, local film production company Words Pictures Movies will premiere their first feature Everything Fred Tells Me is True. (Here's the trailer.) This is the second half of an interview with Adam Dickinson, who wrote the screenplay. (Here's the first half of the interview from last week.) Magnificent Nose: What's your writing routine? … Continue reading Interview: Writer Adam Dickinson (part two)

Interview: Writer Adam Dickinson (part one)

In early October, local film production company Words Pictures Movies will premiere their first feature Everything Fred Tells Me is True. (For those of you who haven't seen it--that's almost everybody, at least so far--here's the trailer.) This is the first part of an interview with Adam Dickinson, who wrote the screenplay. Magnificent Nose: Adam, … Continue reading Interview: Writer Adam Dickinson (part one)