Tag Archives: Grow Up

The Consequences of Whining

Looking back on that decade of teaching long ago some things become clear. Sure, you wanted the kids to understand what the hell was going on in Hamlet or the Odyssey or that Theodore Roethke poem, and you also knew … Continue reading

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Oh, Grow Up!

Oh, grow up! It’s the universal insult. Parents use it when they’re fed up with the whiny kid. Adolescents use it on each other – as a way to say man, you just aren’t cool. Adults use it on each … Continue reading

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The Story We’re Sticking To

As discussed in some detail earlier, Americans do argue over what constitutes The Commons – resources that are collectively owned, and thus owned by no one. And the process by which the commons are transformed into private property is called … Continue reading

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