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Solution 2

I never got there on my previous post, which was already too long. The second solution to the problem of Top Five All-Time Shows list is to make a whole bunch of Top Five All-Time Shows Sub-Lists. So here I … Continue reading

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My Top Five Shows

Today a few students asked me what my all-time top five favorite TV shows were, and I was unexpectedly stumped. Yes, a couple of them occurred to me, but instead a whole lot of inadequate possibilities swam before me. How … Continue reading

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Schrödinger’s Blog

So obviously I’m trying to blog on here again, and Jen asked me about it the other day. “What do your students think?” “Oh, they don’t know about it,” I said. “I haven’t told them.” So here I am, blogging … Continue reading

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Finding Meaning in a Tired World

I read this awful piece from the Wall Street Journal by Andy Kessler the other day, and I’ll probably make all you students read it too. It begins thusly: It will perhaps not shock you that this former hedge fund … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the MCU?

Certain members of my family have been of this opinion for some time, but after seeing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever this weekend, I’m having to face up to it as well: The MCU has lost its way. About a year … Continue reading

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The Case for Recasting T’Challa

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releases this weekend, a movie that I wasn’t sure would get made two years ago. When news broke that Chadwick Boseman had died of cancer, the tragedy went beyond just losing a tremendous actor and, by … Continue reading

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My COVID Wall

Two years ago today, I sent away my AP Lang class with a flippant, “If we never come back from spring break, it’s been a pleasure being your teacher.” Hilarious. Of course, we didn’t come back from spring break in … Continue reading

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Goings On Around the Internet

Have you heard of joro spiders? Do you like sleep? If you said no to both, learn about this enormous new* species here. Photo Credit: “Joro Spider” by jdnx is marked with CC BY 2.0 I am very excited for the new Obi Wan … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

I haven’t used this blog in years and years, but I decided it was time to use it again. (Feel free to go back through and see what I said to my Kennedy AP Lang students in the distant past!) … Continue reading

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Prompts for March 8

If you need a prompt for one of your posts this week, here are three options:  1. Marcus Aurelius wrote: “Choose not to be harmed — and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed — and you haven’t been.” To … Continue reading

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