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Grading Papers

Teaching high school English back in the seventies wasn’t bad at all, especially at that prep school in upstate New York. That’s the thing about private schools – they’re exclusive. Those who won’t be able to keep up aren’t admitted, … Continue reading

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Mutual Respect and Deceptiveness

As a rule you should show others respect. This is a strategic matter, based on simple logic. You want them to have the decency to show you at least some respect, or want them at least to be polite and … Continue reading

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Determining Who is Wise, Who Is Smart, and Who is Good

A long, long time ago – in the late seventies, the dying days of disco, when suddenly Margaret Thatcher was running Britain and the Shah hightailed it out of Iran and then the new folks there took our folks hostage, … Continue reading

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