Tag Archives: Timothy Egan

Quantifying the Absence of Hope

It was the late seventies, back when you didn’t teach-to-the-test and actually tried to get the kids to learn a few things, and if possible, even understand them – but even then teaching high-school English was a dismal business, even … Continue reading

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Running on Spite

National character is probably no more than an accident of geography and a common language, and perhaps a shared agreement on what’s good to eat and what isn’t, but it seems fixed. Everyone knows the French are arrogant, or maybe … Continue reading

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Hitting the August Wall

Sometimes there is just nothing to say. Sure, big things are afoot. As Sherlock Holmes used to say – Come, Watson, the game is afoot! And off they’d go. And Watson never said just stuff it, Sherlock. But what with … Continue reading

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