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2 comments on Easter from those who said it well

“He has forced open a door that has been locked since the death of the first man. He has met, fought, and beaten the King of Death. Everything is different because He has done so. This is the beginning of … Continue reading

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“Spring is like a perhaps hand”

SPRING IS HERE! True, given the super mild winter fact that winter didn’t ever actually come, this is less dramatic than usual. Still, I feel that spring’s arrival must be greeted with all caps to show our appreciation.  I am … Continue reading

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Lullaby in the city

Over Christmas break I substituted a couple days at the school I taught at last year. Substituting, in small doses, gives all the joy of teaching and non of the prep work. With the seniors we read this poem by … Continue reading

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“Le coucher du soleil romantique”

Fair is the sun when first he flames above, Flinging his joy down in a happy beam; And happy he who can salute with love The sunset far more glorious than a dream. Flower, stream, and furrow! — I have … Continue reading

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In the evening

“In the evening we shall be examined on love.” -St. John of the Cross  And it won’t be multiple choice, Though some of us would prefer it that way. Neither will it be essay, which tempts us to run on … Continue reading

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Orientation

I started classes on Wednesday after a week of orientation at University of Maryland. Returning to being the one getting grades rather than giving them is daunting after 2 years away. I am teaching one class (French 103) and taking … Continue reading

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Some Words About Brothers

I know this is the third sappy family post, but bear with me. I have two brothers, both of whom are exceedingly talented.  Zach comes home later this summer from England, where he is finishing his masters at Oxford in … Continue reading

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On the End of Yoga and the Brokenness of Language

Having successfully completed our 30 Day Shred, Amanda and I have moved onto, and very quickly grown tired of, Jillian Michael’s yoga. There is no danger of new age spiritual meditation when yoga-ing with Jillian, who yells only slightly less … Continue reading

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Jillian Michaels and Robert Frost

Jillian Michaels may be a sadist, but at least there is poetry. Ok, I should back up. I love my colleagues.  Regardless of how often I get frustrated with my students, I love the teachers and staff that I work … Continue reading

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Kiss the Earth

My students are currently memorizing French romantic poetry.   To prepare them for this quarter, I spent a class period discussing what defines the French Romantic movement.  One of my colleagues teaches English, and she has the best description to differentiate … Continue reading

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