Neverwhere

I’m teaching a class on the Science Fiction/Fantasy novel.  I’m really just acting as placeholder teacher this year.  Even though this is a genre I love, I won’t ever teach it again because it is not a class I created and because I am returning to the middle school next year to teach 7th grade….

The American Scholar

In response to Clay Burell’s thought provoking post on the need to challenge the conventional wisdom and think critically about all things (even the tough stuff like religion – “When Corrupting the Youth is Good” – something that he wrote triggered that ghost of Emerson: And that’s why so many types of hugely influential beliefs…

Reading, today

Today was all about books. Breaking Dawn was released last night at midnight and we bought a copy this morning before noon. Borders had one after our first stop at Barnes & Noble. Emily read as we drove to the Oak Park Library book sale. We were on a mission to help build my niece’s…