Humor / Poetry / The English Teacher / The Social Network

Firestorms

Have you noticed that the broad spectrum banally labeled ‘social media’ grows rife with boldly claimed opinions masquerading as “urgent news”?? Don’t misunderstand, please. I tweet. I’m on Facebook. I get most of my new recipes from Pinterest. I use the interwebs, even though I barely grasp the complexities of the technological wonder. But I still … Continue reading

Faith & Truth / Family Life / The English Teacher / The Social Network

Why Read Literature? For the English Nerd in All of Us

The short answer to the question “why read literature?” derives from Sir Philip Sidney’s apology (not ‘I’m sorry’ but rather ‘defense’), of “posey,” or poetry, in which he asserts that the artful imitation of life in literature of all sorts (yes, I am extrapolating) exists to both “delight and teach.” Sidney, of course, got his … Continue reading