Tag Archives: Oh 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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Regarding National Character

We all know what most Americans think of the French – those cheese-eating surrender monkeys (we had to go over there and save their sorry butts, twice) – but when confronted by a suave and calm and elegantly controlled Frenchman, … Continue reading

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