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Anyone in my line of work will find some quirks, solecisms, or barbarisms more irritating than others. The particulars vary from writer to writer and from teacher to teacher, but we all have some little thing or things that will … Continue reading
Yeah, there’s stuff to grade, but I have other plans for the weekend. For example, there’s a men’s lacrosse game in about 90 minutes, and with most of the students gone, I thought I might go show the flag. But … Continue reading
Lionel Shriver was once known for writing We Need to Talk About Kevin, a 2011 novel in which a mother recounts her experiences with her son, a psychopath and school shooter. The book is good enough that my colleague David Rachels … Continue reading
Sorry I haven’t had much to say of late, but I’ve been doing a lot of grading of late, and really didn’t have much to add to our ongoing conversation. But I’m here, and away we go. *** As part … Continue reading
In this case, those countries would be the past and the Confederacy. My great-great-grandfather, Charles M. Calhoun (1838 – 1921), self-published a book, Liberty Dethroned, in 1903. A quick scan of WorldCat informs me that copies may be found in a few … Continue reading
It’s a gray morning here in Mondoville, the result of a cold front that has settled over the area and will likely keep things damp for the next few days. Mrs. M is off to the Y, and the Spawn … Continue reading