Monthly Archives: December 2012

Audience, Film Maker, Movie

A friend recently sent me this link: The subject of the correspondence was Jack Reacher, a current Tom Cruise vehicle. Of course, there is more to this link than that. Kristine Kathryn Rusch is a novelist, writing under several … Continue reading

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Two Blogs of Note

I have recently come across two blogs that are noteworthy and that I recommend. The first is Diane Ravitch’s Blog:  Diane Ravitch is probably best known for Death and Life of the Great American School System, a book which … Continue reading

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The Power of Allusion

When I was an undergraduate, I was a real hep cat, and I read Old Possum. Now, many years later, I am convinced the moon has indeed lost her memory, And I am still shaking this damned dead geranium.

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The Better Part…

Today(This entry has languished in the Drafts folder since May. I must have regarded it as unfinished, but now, here it is, complete or not.), on NPR’s On Being, I heard poet Sarah Kay quote someone, I forget who, as … Continue reading

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Now What?

The “Luna Laws” have been repealed. This is no time for self-congratulation, but time to begin the real work. It is time for thinking and talking about changes that will really make a difference, except that this time teachers need … Continue reading

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