Photo Update

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Time for some more dumb pictures. I was impressed at the way that children’s TV has been pushing the envelope lately. Below are a couple shots from the special Se7en episode of Calliou.  Not to be outdone, Curious George aired a spine-tingling version of Rear Window. Nice work, Curious George. Almost as good as your Heart of […]

Photo Update

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Time for some more stupid pictures! (Punk rock patch from an old band of mine.) (Bowtie Tuesday, 1980.) (Senior prank. All these cups are full of water.) (My son is terrible at ExciteBike.) (The first words I’ve read in Hebrew without the aid of vowels: “Rosh Hashanah.”) (Hanging out with my son at the University […]

After Apple Picking (Part Two)

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More about apple-picking.    I wrote a lot about apples in my last post.  In this post, I would simply like to take a look at “After Apple-picking” by Robert Frost.  This is a poem that meant nothing to me when I read it as a teenager.  This is a perfect example of a work that […]

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 […]

Today is My Last Day At MASE

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I’ve been teaching at the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering since the fall of 2006, and today is my last day. In the six years I was at MASE, I taught 8th grade writing, 12th grade English, AP Language and Composition, 11th grade English, mythology, creative writing, and probably a class or two I’ve […]