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Bryan Ripley Crandall
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Well, The Summer Crew Has Arrived and the First Stop Was Short Beach to See The Water
Syracuse met Bridgeport yesterday as the young men of Ubuntu Academy met with some of the CNY crew before next weeks shenanigans began. First things first: the ocean, BJs for dinner supplies, and then Crandall special to break 50% of their fasts. This will ...

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From Pam's Basement To Chitunga's Bedroom - Just Like Mimi's Doll
While Chitunga was staying at Mimi's he freaked out by a red-headed doll my mom transported from Hamilton, New York. I didn't know there was a doll in the room, but he said it stared at him, freaking him out. He stayed in my room, which is the space my pare...

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Two Weeks This Face Will Greet All Who Enters Mt. Pleasant - Mr. Jake
The out-of-town guests have arrived, including Mr. Jake who has been looking at me with this mug ever since he arrived (I've told Kanyea and Werdi to expect that all of their personal space will be invaded, because the dogs think they are the kings and quee...

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The Fifteen Drafts Rule - Ready To Hit The Send Button and Move On
I stayed in my office late on Friday (before the haircut), then went back at it all day Saturday (while prepping and helping the Pam Mt. Pleasant move), then hunkered down on Sunday in the humidity, to tackle a chapter for an Exemplary African American Youn...

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Happy Father's Day, 2017 - Thinking of All The Dads Out There & Celebrating My Own
Happy Father's Day, Butch! After a day of working on the home in preparation of the chaos to come, I am thinking of CNY and the Butches, Mikes, and Daves who are being applauded, gifted and celebrated today. I'm glad, too, my package arrived earlier this we...

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Happy Father's Day, 2017 - Thinking of All The Dad's Out There & Celebrating My Own
Happy Father's Day, Butch! After a day of working on the home in preparation of the chaos to come, I am thinking of CNY and the Butches, Mikes, and Daves who are being applauded and gifted and celebrated today. I'm glad my package arrived earlier this week ...

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Cutting My Hair For Nicaragua in Support of Graduate Students at Fairfield
Crandall, Pre-Cut I knew I needed a haircut. I am cheap. I go to barbers and have never done the fancy-schmancy salon approach. But a graduate student who works in the Graduate School of Education was persuasive - she and one of my favorite colleagues, Dr. ...

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Looks Like I Will Welcome Shampoo Planet To Mt. Pleasant For a Few Weeks
In the transition from a home in Monroe to a home in Milford, I will be housing my twin sister, separated by birth and a few years older, for a couple of weeks until all the closings go through. Yesterday, I got a text saying she needed to drop off a few it...

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Orienting Literacy Lab Brilliant Educators For Summer Work, 2017
William King, Bassick High School, & Matt Tullis, Fairfield University They arrived from Fairfield University and several school districts from Connecticut. They came with a passion for literacy and a drive to work with youth. They know they have a week - s...

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Year Four - Getting Ready to Kick-Off Another Season of Young Adult Literacy Labs
Hired 17 educators. Accepted another 30 for teaching institutes. Currently registered 100 youth, with another 45 on scholarship. We know there are more to come - there always are. Books have been ordered: The Crossover, Oh, Yeah, Teaching Argument, Solo, Fl...
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