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Bookish Directions

In two days we’ll be ready for one heck of an event.  The Bookish Affair will begin on the NMMI Campus at 2:00 pm in Mabee Hall, and I have come to realize that most people have not visited the … Continue reading

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It’s Finally Here!

Yes, the hottest week of the year is finally here–the week when just stepping outside is equivalent to stepping into a tandoori oven, and the JOY Writers are once again sponsoring A Bookish Affair.  Hold on to your backsides, folks. … Continue reading

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Constructive Criticism

I used to take voice lessons, and for those who have not done so, voice lessons can be a great deal more daunting than you might think. They test the self and the confidence in all sorts of strange ways. … Continue reading

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Spring Break Ends

It doesn’t seem fair that Spring Break is over since I feel like I have zero motivation to get back to school tomorrow morning.  I’m serious.  I am infected with terrible Spring Fever, and I have to write a test … Continue reading

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Best Huck Sentence 2

It’s that time of week again.  It’s time for me to add to the best sentences.  I have so many this week, it’s hard to choose just five.  I chose fifteen for my lecture on this set of chapters, that … Continue reading

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Latinate

Years ago I attended a lecture in which the professor’s thesis was that Yeats in his “Wild Swans at Coole” consciously chose to use almost all Anglo Saxon words until he could drop Latinate words and cause little bombs to … Continue reading

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Freedom without “Freedom”

So…I’m a little behind on my posting, so I’m going to find a way to double post.  We’ll see how it goes. Anyway, my Juniors were given the assignment to write a poem using a metaphor to represent freedom.  That … Continue reading

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What are You?

I have asked my students to define their own culture.  It’s tricky, isn’t it?  Culture and race are different, at least to my mind.  Your race you inherit.  You have nothing to say about it.  Your culture you can bend. … Continue reading

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Best of Huck (I)

This year I am teaching Juniors.  As part of their first assignments, I am writing parallel work.  This will only serve them in the slenderest of ways.  I hope it serves me a great deal.  I also hope it serves … Continue reading

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For the Reader

This month the JOY Writers are having one of their two yearly public readings at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.  It will be held in the Bassett Auditorium on January 21 at 2:00 pm.  The reading is free and … Continue reading

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