Saying Goodbye to Lee Patterson

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Today is the memorial for Lee Patterson, who taught me for six weeks during my seminar at Yale University.  He passed away in June at the age of 72. Dr. Lee Patterson was an incredible teacher and mentor, and I am fortunate that I had the opportunity to spend a summer in his classroom.  All […]

Middle English Haiku

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My summer at Yale is over, and I’m back at work in Memphis, but Yaleblog! isn’t over–not yet.  I have one or two more posts before this blog reverts to being about my life and work in the dirty south. First, I’d like to share with you some of my final project.  I wrote 10 […]

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

Odds and Sods

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Here are some more pictures that I took during my first week at Yale that haven’t fit in to any of my previous blog posts.  I have included captions. The Knyghtes Tale.  It’s a long one. Sterling Memorial library. Harkness Tower, as seen from Elm Street.  Both the Sterling Library and Harkness Tower were designed […]

A Wish Granted

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I’m not good at winning things.  In fact, the last time I genuinely won an individual award was in 9th grade, when I was nominated to the All-Star team for my rec baseball team in the Germantown Youth Athletic Association.  That changed on April first, when I learned that I had won a grant from […]