Category Archives: writing

  1. 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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  2. CATE Conference 2018

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    November 24, 2017 by bhjames78

    Liz and I will once again be facilitating a workshop at the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) Conference. …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Teaching “Native Son” by Richard Wright, Part Two (Point of View)

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    March 25, 2017 by bhjames78

    The second 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. After the Dam by Amy Hassinger

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    March 14, 2017 by bhjames78

    Last night, I finished reading Amy Hassinger’s novel, After the Dam. It was delightful. Everyone who can read should read …
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