July and August Reading

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The lonely existence of the rock and roll piano player. You’ve already heard about most of what I read this summer.  July was all about Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace, which I wrote about at length in the Summer Of Jest entries.  After that came Savage Inequalities, by Jonathan Kozol, which I reread for […]

Revisiting Savage Inequalities

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Savage Inequalities, by Jonathan Kozol, is a heartbreaking book about the injustice and racism inherent in the American school system.  It exposes the shocking realities of how we shortchange poor and minority students, and is a must-read for anyone with an interest in our educational system. I first read this book when I was a […]

Update: Late Summer, 2011

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Time isn’t holding us.  Time isn’t after us. Let me tell you about the summer or 2011.  My family and I sold our house, found ourselves staying with relatives for a while, then found a new home.  We packed, unpacked, packed again, and unpacked again.  We welcomed a beautiful daughter to the family and introduced […]