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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Joseph Campbell on the Tyrant-Monster

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    June 3, 2017 by bhjames78

    “He had converted a public event to personal gain, whereas the whole sense of his investiture as king had been …
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  7. Mind Your Business!

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    May 2, 2017 by bhjames78

    Day before yesterday, at the zoo, where I had taken my wife and two sons, I turned to a man—about …
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