What I’ve Been Reading

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Here are some books not named The Canterbury Tales that I read this summer. 1. Light In August, William Faulkner I spent about three weeks on Faulkner’s Light In August.  It is a substantial book that deserves one’s undivided attention, and I was fortunate enough to have some time to devote to it. All Faulkner novels are unsettling, but Light […]

My Last Week at Yale

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Friends, it’s hard to believe, but I have less than a week left in my summer at Yale.  I finished my final project today and have only a few more tales to read before I get to the end of The Canterbury Tales.  It’s not quite time to leave yet, but it’s getting there.  Real […]

The Knyghtes Tale

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The reason I am attending this seminar, of course, is to learn how to teach The Canterbury Tales to my students back home.  Having said that, I have been working on my final project, which is a compilation of creative assignments for my students.  Above is a glog, which I completed at glogster.com.

Let’s Hear it for The Place

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My favorite place to eat here in Connecticut is an unassuming seafood place called, simply enough, The Place.  The Place is an outdoor restaurant in Guilford, Connecticut, that is open from April to October.  You sit on tree stumps around round tables, and all the cooking is done on a large, wood-burning grill.  I could […]


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I have been putting it off, but it is now time for me to dedicate a blog post to the incredible amount of construction that has been surrounding me since I arrived in New Haven some four weeks ago. Most of the construction going on around us is done by the city of New Haven. […]