Skip to content →

Category: Uncategorized

Address to the Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award Luncheon, Oct. 7, 2017

As a teacher, I usually find out what I’m talking about as I open my mouth and the words fall out. But this is a special occasion and I wanted to address some specific things in my talk. I am a writer and so I’ve written a speech. You’ll forgive…

Leave a Comment

What my students must do

Think about these questions a minute. They all have to do with American History. What most Americans know about history is built on myth, rumor, and hearsay. Most Americans don’t know much about their history. This is not just a failure of American education but also of national will. Granted,…

Leave a Comment

Ten years and a grown man

The bed is overbuilt, a structure of dimension lumber and carriage bolts. It has a sturdy set of steps up to the top bunk. Two standard twin-sized mattresses are about eight inches shorter than the plywood they sit on. It’s painted yellow, with pictures of cacti and horses. Words, stickers,…

Leave a Comment
%d bloggers like this: