I got your Facebook message in my inbox when I woke up this morning. You must know how I lose attention with long messages because it was just one line: "We really wish you would post more pictures of Jack." I don't know who "we" represents, but I do know why you sent the messages … Continue reading To those who wish I’d post more cat pictures
I just finished watching the short film Muted on HBO. I highly recommend that you check it out. Spoiler alert... (well, not really) The film is about a Black girl who goes missing and her family's efforts to find her including their interactions with police and the media who ignore their pleas for more attention … Continue reading Thinking about Erasure, Equity, and Math Education
I haven't written much here about my research work to date so maybe it's time for that. Maybe it's not. But either way, here goes... Often, I have the conversation with my students about research questions and real research questions. Most of us know what research questions are...they are what we write in the introduction … Continue reading “Real” Research Questions
One useful approach to studying the Bible is to rewrite passages in ways that are meaningful to me. I find it really helpful. (I'm sure that my position as an educator warrants some more meaningful connection to learning theory here, but...it works for me.) In my study this morning, I decided to "remix" Psalm 15. … Continue reading Psalm 15 Remixed
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Today marks 15 years since my grandfather's death (I called him P-Pa). I've been thinking about him today and decided to share my love letter to him. Dear P-Pa, On March 4, 2001 I sat at your bedside and held your soft, warm hand as you transitioned from life into eternity. It was such a privilege to … Continue reading A Love Letter
I am sitting here reading Melissa Harris-Perry's Email to Her #nerdland Staff and I applaud Dr. Harris-Perry for taking this stand. As I read through the letter, I thought about something I tweeted a few days ago... https://twitter.com/DrErikaBullock/status/701535716027842562 Someone read this tweet and asked why I was commodifying my voice. After some conversation, I realized that … Continue reading Expensive Voices
Yesterday was one of "those days." You know how it goes: a pretty good start to the day ruined by a particularly piercing rejection letter, followed by a barrage of emails from people demanding things of you that border on unreasonable and those who are making reasonable requests at the perfectly wrong time, capped off … Continue reading Not Always in My Favor But Always for My Good