Category Archives: conversation

Conversation by the mile

In an attempt to be healthy I have been using a pedometer to make sure I walk a lot. There is something very gratifying about detailing the number of steps I take on any given day. My pedometer actually hooks … Continue reading

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Would you rather be a garbage man or a mathematician?

We discussed Chapter 6 today of All Quiet on the Western Front, a vivid and disturbing chapter about the realities of war. A man biting his artery so he wouldn’t bleed to death; a soldier holding in his intestines; a … Continue reading

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Conversation about “The Lottery”

    This morning we had a discussion on “The Lottery.” We read the story yesterday in class but class ended before we had time to unpack any of it. Many of the kids were totally weirded out. A few … Continue reading

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