Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tales from my Career as a High School English Teacher #2

As a teacher of British literature, I learned that the challenge of teaching Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to high school seniors at the beginning of a term is almost insurmountable. Therefore, I decided to alter my usual comprehensive reading assignment by … Continue reading

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Enter

While my friend Dimitris was visiting here from Greece, he asked me to accompany him to the bank where he had established a savings account several years ago. He requested that future statements be sent to my address so that … Continue reading

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A Doctoral Change of Heart

When I was younger, I was a sun worshipper. I felt that getting a tan was one of my supreme goals in the summertime. That desire for tanning was enhanced when I entered the US Navy and was stationed in … Continue reading

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O’er The Ramparts

How easily we take for granted the life we lead in this country. Although I’m not always in agreement with my government, I recognize that we have opportunities here that other countries envy. On my recent trip to Greece, I … Continue reading

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My Children’s Inheritance

I am 75 years old. I retired from teaching in 1994 and have learned to live on two incomes–my Florida retirement and social security. Over the years, I have been good about saving what I felt I could afford to … Continue reading

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Silent Words

I love languages. That’s why I am an English teacher. Because of my fascination with languages, I took two years of Latin, four years of French and one year of German. All of these endeavors widened my language horizons, but … Continue reading

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Please, Let Me Sleep

When I traveled recently, I traveled with a rather small piece of luggage and almost had to sit on it to get it to closed. I’m not a great judge of how much of each item I should bring with … Continue reading

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