Family Life / On Reading / The English Teacher

Grouchy Old Men (and the girl who loves them)

These men – crusty on the outside, but tender and charitable and endlessly endearing – have been, and remain, the steady anchors of my world. How fitting then, to find reminders of them in other chapters…

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Faith & Truth / On Reading / On Writing / The English Teacher / The Social Network

Mental Institution

I think I might need one. When I got serious about being an effective writing teacher, I read Annie Dillard, Anne Lamott, Natalie Goldberg, Donald Graves, Nancie Atwell, Kelly Gallagher, and well, it was a heady, fruitful time. I read rather widely and beyond those whose names I’ve listed here; presently, those names come to … Continue reading