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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Bona Fortuna

Years ago, I taught high-school English and Latin. Sometimes it was fun: students were lively and silly and often sweet, and I enjoyed teaching literature and, yes, even grammar. But there was a lot I didn’t like. I didn’t enjoy forcing human beings who had no choice to read Shakespeare and Ovid. John Holt, my favorite […]

Ye Olde Terme Paper

Recently a Cleveland State student said to me, quite empathetically, “I was wondering how you guys wrote papers.” By “you guys,” she meant “old people.” She meant “back in the day.” She went on: “I guess you had to actually, physically travel to the library, right? And then you’d have to find the actual book you wanted, and, what?, find […]