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“Chapter 5: Fiction Examples” from STARTERS

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  “Boogeyman” from Rowena’s World: Poems and Stories, 2nd Edition The old woman sat on her porch, violently rocking in her chair. After a summer of drought where the sun hung high like a hangman’s noose, the cold, damp October … Continue reading

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Done: I Read My Own Dang Book

In my previous blog post, I gave the reason for reading my nonfiction book, Scaffolds: A Childhood Memoir of Books. (<– This link, by the way, gives you the option of either paying teeny-weeny bit o’ money for the paperback … Continue reading

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Reading My Own Dang Book

So, one of my goals over the winter break between semesters is reading my own dang book into a wee recording iPad app and putting up the whole shebang — in chapter installments — on YouTube. I’m doing this because a few of … Continue reading

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11: The Takeaway, AKA These Go to Eleven

A “takeaway” is the main point or gist from something that was presented, like a seminar or a report. “These go to eleven” is a line from the 1984 mock rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. The latter has absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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9: The How, Not the What, of Assigned Books

Recently, I said to my sister Wendy, “I should teach a Shakespeare class.” “I thought you already did.” “Nah – the closest was when I was student teaching MacBeth to high school seniors. I spent most of that unit acting … Continue reading

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