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 […]
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 […]
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Let’s take a pause from obsessing about books and music and talk about quilting. This is definitely as crafty as this blog is ever going to get. Christmas is over, and I now get the chance to brag about my wife and the amazing presents she made. She decided sometime this summer to make quilts […]
Click on photo to enlarge. Everybody thinks his or her child is a genius, but holy mother, my son’s artwork looks just like Picasso’s Guernica.
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 […]
Instead of giving a final test, I asked my students to make board games based on the Odyssey. Creating a board game for the Odyssey is not an original idea; lots of teachers have assigned this to their classes and shared their lesson plans on the internet. I decided to try it in my class, […]
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 […]
Ever since I learned I was going to be the father to a son, I’ve been looking forward to the day that I got to take him to his first major league baseball game. That day turned out to be Thursday, July 5th, when the Marlins visited the Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee. […]
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 […]