"This summer, American history lies on the examining table. Each Founding Father, famous activist, and each new death in a newspaper receives scrutiny: hero or villain? Narratives shape our fundamental concept of our nation, our government, and ourselves, and, in this moment, many people try to understand if their perception of these things has been honest or biased in some way over the course of their formative years."
April is the cruelest month...” When I used to teach T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Wasteland” to North Carolina high school students, they always stopped right there at the first line in consternation. How could anyone think spring is cruel? The... Continue Reading →
My kids created a game that they are playing right now. I printed off complicated "adult" coloring pages for them of castles and peacocks, but they chose some limitations for themselves. Every time they want to change colors, they have... Continue Reading →