Category Archives: words

“Jane and the Cane” by Lydia Davis

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Letters in the hood

Today in class I gave the students a vocabulary test of 100 words from To Kill A Mockingbird. They have had a list of the words since we started reading the book. The vocabulary test was filled with photos I … Continue reading

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Though it looks like dinner, it’s really our supper.

This morning in advisory, we made pancakes to celebrate the end of February—the shortest month of the year, the longest month of the year. Definitely a calendrical paradox. The pancakes were warm, filled with chocolate chips, covered with bountiful maple … Continue reading

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Contraformagraphist

The photo above is the epigraph at the beginning of Fahrenheit 451. We have talked a lot about this in class including the fact that Juan Ramon Jimenez was my favorite author in 6th grade after I read his Platero … Continue reading

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The meta post: at 1000

Okay. Here is the meta post. I have produced 1000 posts since July 2010. One thousand of my ideas have permeated the universe on an almost daily basis. Have I really added anything to the universal pool of knowledge? Probably … Continue reading

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Quidnunc gifts: I

I continue to read the Quidnunc by Robert F. Bartley (see the Quidnunc post). His diction can sometimes be obscure and he sometimes uses words I have never heard before. I look them up fully expecting that they do not … Continue reading

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Meaning beyond Union

Abraham Lincoln was an afterthought, not even the main attraction at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg 149 years ago today. Edward Everett was the one everyone had come to listen to. He was one of most famous … Continue reading

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