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Graduation Day: A Son Finds His Road in Life

My best Mother’s Day gift this year was the realization, once again, of the joy of watching my children find their passion. This is what we did yesterday: Bryan, my oldest son, received his Bachelor’s in English – a long first step on his way to becoming a university professor. It’s been hard to watch sometimes – after exploring Chemistry Ed, English Ed, English Lit, Accounting, Poly Sci and who knows what else, I sometimes despaired that I would ever hear the passion in his voice that he needs to have for his life’s vocation.  And he despaired of taking so long and still not knowing what he wanted to do. Through these years, though, he found he does want to teach, just not high school. And he’s discovered that he’s definitely not into 19th Century Literature enough to do a doctorate in either American or British Lit. On the … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, and Shakespeare

    Our Sunday Funnies today are for all you Whovians.  Here’s David Tennant teaching Catherine Tate in an English class, with a bit of Shakespeare thrown in.  Tune your ears to some British accents and come along for the ride.  (And if it doesn’t make sense to you, you’ll just have to watch a few Dr. Who episodes and get hooked like the rest of us!) ROW80 Update: Unfortunately, Shakespeare seems to be the class that’s sending me to the overwhelmed side of the room right now.  It’s been a rough week – I started a cold on Sunday that lingered through the week and left me way behind schedule with readings – especially Romeo & Juliet.  Three assignments on it due this week before we start Henry IV.  Sigh. Needless to say, my ROW80 goals rather fell apart.  I did spend two days with my writing, which included … Continue reading

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