The English Teacher / The Social Network

Something — I don’t know — Troubling, This Way Comes

For parents, for educators, for the learner in us all:   I am not writing to spark a political debate, nor even a purely ‘educational’ one, though political and educational ideologies help inform our positions. I write, because I read something earlier that keeps poking at me, and I am hungry for a conversation about it; meanwhile, … Continue reading

Daily Post / Faith & Truth / Family Life / The Social Network

DP: Religion & Politics — Who CAN we talk to?

“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree? Like discussing religion or politics with people you do know is a real party? Like discussing religion or politics with people you do know well (and therefore increasing the likelihood that the beliefs under discussion are … Continue reading

Faith & Truth / On Writing / The Social Network

Banished Words: A Cause I Can Rally ‘Round

I think I’d actually like to be on the committee that pronounces: ‘the following words will hereby be stricken from usage.’ OH! If only it could be that easy. No more inanities spouted. No more acronyms. A cliché-free environment! Ah….  Yet, consider the consequences of banned words. If such a committee were given the power … Continue reading