The Land of Arrested Development

My room has become the haven for boys so intensely geeky, so not self aware of their own stereotypicalness that they make me laugh every day. Right now this is what is happening: Someone’s iPod is plugged into my speakers playing a mix of Yngwie Malmstein, Matchbox  Twenty, and the Mai ai Hee guy (O-zone)…

Something About Daisy

Yesterday I had the very best discussion of Daisy Miller, the novella by Henry James, that I have ever had with a class of juniors.   I have had this book on my reading list six times, and it was this year that the discussion was lively, honest, funny, and unlimited. Why? I can think of…