Monthly Archives: April 2011

Teaching and a Dog’s Life

I hadn’t even noticed until my neighbor pointed it out.  In the weeks after my youngest went off to college, I started taking my dog with me whenever I drove the car on errands.  It was two years ago, while … Continue reading

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Spare the Rod; Spoil the Child

The rumored reunion of The Fugees means almost nothing to my students, who were mere toddlers when the group topped the Billboard charts in 1996.  I am always surprised when my references in class to 1980s and early ’90s cultural … Continue reading

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Who’s Looking Out for Tiffany?

On Saturday, the debate team I coach competed in a tournament hosted by a school my eldest daughter once attended.  While there, I inadvertently encountered two teachers with whom I once served on the LSRT.  I was a parent rep.  … Continue reading

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