Books & Reading, Lifestyle & Culture, Poetry and Prose, Publishing, Uncategorized

How to Make a Chapbook

Here’s a great way to make a handmade poetry chapbook using the YourStory thermal book binder (and laminating) machine. This was the first time I had used a thermal machine of this sort to make books. Prior to this I’ve only used a glue gun, or just made books using the “saddle stich” (or, staple bound) method.

Moreover, I made this video using the WeVideo mobile app. I’m trying to gain skills making good quality videos using mobile apps, and of course, my Nikon video camera and video software.

Education and Career, Goals, Uncategorized

I’m a Substitute Teacher

I’m a substitute teacher. And I’ve worked as a substitute teacher off-and-on since 2011. I have to admit that I did not like the idea of trying to manage a classroom of students who would likely give me a hard time because, to them, I was “just the Sub”, and I wasn’t looking forward to the idea of having to adjust, and re-adjust, to new learning environments and circumstances each day I worked— but it’s the nature of the job.

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