Can I Get an Amen?

It's back to school time in my neck of the woods. Hooray! I've had a great summer and I'm ready to head back to the classroom. So in the spirit of the new school year, I thought I'd give everyone a little vocabulary lesson that just might give you a whole new outlook on the... Continue Reading →

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When Wrestling is Easier than Resting

"Tomorrow's bridge is a dangerous thing; I dare not cross it now. I can see its timbers sway and sing, and its arches reel and bow. O heart, you must hope alway; You must sing and trust and say: 'I'll bear the sorrow that comes tomorrow, But I'll borrow none today.'"ยน   An idealistic little... Continue Reading →

A Long Patience

My students and I recently studied William Wordsworth's poem, "A Sketch," which describes a man "....to whom Long patience hath such mild composure given That patience now doth seem a thing of which He hath no need." The words "long patience" caught my attention, because I don't know about you, but it seems I've had... Continue Reading →

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