Author Archives: bhjames78

  1. WHICH WAY IS DISTANCE: HOW TO TAKE A CAR RIDE WITH YOUR KIDS

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    August 26, 2017 by bhjames78

    Take the smaller car. The one that you, your wife, your four-year-old, and your two-year-old barely fit into. The one …
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  2. Trolls, Moana, and Joseph Campbell: A Post About Why I Don’t Rope Anymore, and How I Will Again

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    August 13, 2017 by bhjames78

    Month before last, I read Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces.   I even posted on this blog, …
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  3. Water that Smelled Like Poop: A Summer Wish List

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    July 25, 2017 by bhjames78

    In seven days, summer will be over. Seven weeks ago, the time seemed unlimited. At that time, we made a …
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  4. This is What Happens When Two English Teachers Raise a Child

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    June 27, 2017 by bhjames78

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO ENGLISH TEACHERS RAISE A CHILD:   4-year-old, to preschool teacher, upon arrival Monday morning: …
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  5. Conversations with a Four-year-old

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    June 19, 2017 by bhjames78

    VARIOUS UNRELATED LINES OF DIALOGUE FROM CONVERSATIONS WITH A 4-YEAR-OLD:   4-year-old, to parents: “I read in the newspaper yesterday …
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  6. Teaching Native Son by Richard Wright, Part Three

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    June 15, 2017 by bhjames78

    The third part of my post on teaching Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, is up at Method to the Madness: Creating …
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  7. George Saunders

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    June 7, 2017 by bhjames78

    In the spring of 2008, I stood alone in a mostly empty hallway at Franklin High School, laughing out loud. …
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