Naches

No, not Nachos, Naches. That’s yiddish for…naches. Ok no good English translation (as usual). Not quite pride. More like a feeling of ease or peace for the spirit. Something that makes you go, “..ahhh…” Though it’s usually meant as pride. Specifically, the pride you get from one of your kids when they do something good. —Naches (Psycho Toddler)

I just had a visit from an excited student who’s just been accepted to a new media MFA program.

A few days ago, a different student who’d answered a conference CFP (call for papers) as part of a homework assignment for Video Game Culture and Theory told me his paper had been accepted. I’ve already blogged about a student whose term paper for one of my lit classes was accepted at an undergraduate lit conference.

Such naches ..ahhh…