Welcome to my online journal! Ever since I read "The Raven," in middle school, I have been fascinated with reading. Since then, reading and collecting a small library has become a hobby. But the power of the written word has become my passion. As someone who began student teaching, and reconsidered, I am still uncertain if I will have a high school class of my own, or seek other avenues of education. Meanwhile, my free time is used to consider things like media technology and its impact in learning and the evolution of learning through network communications. I had the opportunity to shadow a teacher who developed a simple prompt for her students, "If Dr. Martin Luther King had a Twitter account, what would he write?" That one sentence engaged all students of various "levels," and each produced one-two full page responses for what they believed the Dr. would write. They then shared their thoughts with the class, and seemed genuinely engaged. In an age of so much technological access, how can our social classes be so fragmented in basic aspirations when history shows that people with less access, enabled changes that moved the world? If I do have charge of my own classroom, these are the questions and "calls to action" I would raise. In these pages I will explore, share and hopefully contribute to the power of the written word, its influence in all forms of media, the arts, and its potential to change society.