I am an educator. I love exploring a wide range of disciplines and ideas, finding the beautiful connections and puzzles between them. I enjoy tangents, both mathematical and conversational. I love a good metaphor and I love the ellipsis…

Also, I like making up acronyms. I started this blog to talk about a few of my favorite things: Culture, Language, Arts, Identity, Manifest in EDucation = CLAIMED

“The first thing I want to say to you who are students, is that you cannot afford to think of being here to receive an education: you will do much better to think of being here to claim one. One of the dictionary definitions of the verb “to claim” is: to take as the rightful owner; to assert in the face of possible contradiction. “To receive” is to come into possession of: to act as receptacle or container for; to accept as authoritative or true. The difference is that between acting and being acted-upon…”

Adrienne Rich