Bedog Art Festival 2014

Originally posted on Jember Traveler:
Bedog Art Festival. Kupacu kuda besi kesayangan menghempas angin setelah matahari menutup mata. Jalanan aspal hitam dan lampu lalu lintas menyapaku di tengah hingar bingar kendaraan. Kendaraan yang sudah lama berlabuh di lahan parkir, sang tuan yang sedang mencurahkan tenaga dan pikiran untuk mencari sekantung emas kini akan kembali pulang…

HARI TARI SEDUNIA (WORLD DANCE DAY) 29 APRIL

Originally posted on SPECTRA DANCE STUDIO:
Pastinya banyak yang masih tidak tahu bahwa ternyata ada sebuah peringatan tari sekelas dunia/international yang dirayakan setiap tahunnya, yaitu setiap tanggal 29 April. Menurut sejarahnya, Hari Tari Sedunia ini ditetapkan sebagai bentuk penghormatan kepada Jean Georges Noverre, seorang pencipta tari balet modern berkebangsaan Perancis. Jean Georges Noverre lahir pada…

About being a well-meaning, presumptuous neighbor

Originally posted on Metathesis:
She asked me, “Is it true? Do your people wear loin cloths on a daily basis? Also, what about snakes? Do they slither around everywhere, like on the streets and stuff?” Having heard that, you’d expect me to be apoplectic with rage and indignation. You’d expect me to rant about India…

Attack on Ethnic Studies

Originally posted on Reporting from Macalester:
US Constitution by Kim Davies, Creative Commons When our founding fathers wrote the Constitution, they were deeply afraid of factions forming; they considered a small group of people showing solidarity to be a large threat, which is why they decided to spread power thinly over the three branches of…

Orientalism: Alive and Well?

Originally posted on Modern Day Artemis:
Today we spoke about Edward Said’s Orientalism in my cultural studies class. This class has not been one of my favorites this year as it deals too much in the general, philosophical approaches to culture. I have never been good with these types of classes that, much like sociology…

First Site Guide

Originally posted on Elaine Jeremiah:
Hi all. I’m pleased to be able to share with you the link to a site that’s really useful for first time bloggers. It’s free and has a wealth of information on blogging, with articles detailing all you need to know about setting up your very own blog for the…

My thoughts today

Waiting for the rain to subside I’ve decided to add writing on my daily thoughts. I have been inspired and motivated by the writing tips on the blog posts I follow. Today I am meeting with my fellow teachers for arts appreciation class at another University. We conducted the class as team teaching. I am…

The Writer’s Way

Originally posted on Nina Munteanu Writing Coach:
Any time you identify a wasteland element in your life—illness, boredom, lethargy, alienation, emptiness, loss, addiction, failure, anger, or outrage—it is time to take a journey—Carol S. Pearson ? Compelling stories resonate with the universal truths of metaphor within the consciousness of humanity. Good fiction—and non-fiction—reveals both personal…

Walking Helps Me Think and Imagine

Originally posted on Nina Munteanu Writing Coach:
I’ve written many articles and over a dozen books and readers often remark on my imagination with something akin to awe and incredulity. I often get asked where I get my ideas. Let me tell you a story first… A Toronto friend—himself a prolific letter writer—shares that his ideas…