Category Archives: English I

Three-Year-Old Grammar Shark

My three-year-old son just corrected my grammar. He was right. I, the English major and former high-school English teacher, was wrong. Grady: Daddy, somebody at school kicked my foot today. Me: It’s ok, Grady. I’m sure they didn’t mean it. … Continue reading

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Beowulf Movie

Last night I finally took Amy to see Stardust, one of my favorite films this year. I’d seen the trailer for the new Beowulf movie before, but for some reason last night I really started thinking about it for the … Continue reading

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Two years after my departure from full-time public school teaching, my name and “reputation” seem to have lingered on after me. Someone pointed this website out to me, and lo and behold — I’ve been rated! Looks like three out … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Know Your English Teacher?

Ok, so I borrowed this idea from Ivonee. Click on the link below, and take a quiz to see how well you know me. This one’s not for a grade, I promise–although the scores might be about the same–it’s just … Continue reading

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P-SAT Scores

Yep. They’re finally in. Thanks to Mrs. Grimes to emailing them to me in spreadsheet format, in turn emailed to her (I think) by Mrs. Parvin. I’ve already noticed all sorts of interesting trends and tidbits of fascinating data–if you … Continue reading

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Bloggie from Baghdad

Hey bloggies (and bloggers), for those of you just getting started in this world of blogging, you’re not alone. A friend of mine passed on this link to me–it’s a 16 year-old kid from Iraq who just started his own … Continue reading

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They’re Here, They’re Here! (The Bloggies)

It’s spring (semester), and The Bloggies (new freshman bloggers) have arrived at last. Well, two of them, at least. I’m sure many more will follow. After all, the dislike of DJ’s seems rampant. Click on the links directly to the … Continue reading

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