Category Archives: writing

  1. Parnucklian for Chocolate Audiobook

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    June 15, 2018 by bhjames78

    The Audible audiobook of my novel, Parnucklian for Chocolate (first published in 2013 by Red Hen Press), was released last …
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  2. Rethinking Shakespeare’s 5-act Structure

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    June 14, 2018 by bhjames78

    For most of my twelve years teaching high school English, I’ve taught a lesson on the 5-act structure of Shakespeare’s …
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  3. CATE Conference 2018

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    March 29, 2018 by bhjames78

    A few weeks ago, Liz and I flew down to San Diego for our second CATE (California Association of Teachers …
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  4. Holiday Parties and The Dead

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    December 28, 2017 by bhjames78

    Every year, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Liz and I read Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol aloud to …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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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