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Cardenal's Prayer for Marilyn Monroe
The Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal was born on January 20, 1925. He is considered by many critics to be the greatest living Latin American...
Spanish Short Story: A dog named Lucky
The following short story was written by one of my Spanish II students at Midway College. It appears with the English translation below. ...
Spanish Short Stories
At a central Kentucky high school, Spanish 2 students recently competed in a Spanish short story contest. From the 48 entries, a panel of 3 ...
Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard (1945-present) studied theology and creative writing at Hollins College, near Roanoke, Virginia. She married her writing teach...
Miguel de Unamuno's Prayer of the Atheist
The existential angst of Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) is evident in his novels, essays and poems. Along with Søren Kierkegaard, he is reg...
Tropical Island Poems
I lived for 2 years on the island of Manila and have fond memories of my experiences there. I hiked through the jungle, climbed volcanic mou...
Oscar Wilde in Florence
Painting of the Annunciation by John Collier Ave Maria Gratia Plena Oscar Wilde Was this His coming! I had hoped to see A scene of...
Francisco's Farm and Wendell Berry's Farm
Each year I reserve the last weekend of June to enjoy Francisco's Farm, a well organized summer crafts fair hosted at Midway College in ...
Response to Sayers’ “Lost Tools of Learning”
Alice C. Linsley I have been fond of Dorothy Sayers’ writing for over twenty years. It was while reading her Lord Peter Whimsey novels ...
Timothy Felch: The Lost Tribe of Dan
Timothy Felch prepared this interesting research paper for a class on the book of Revelation. He writes, "Basically, I have been troubl...
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Books and Characters
Write a story that begins with the title of the book you’ve most recently read and ends with the name of your favorite character that you’ve written. The...
Cult of Pedagogy
A Step-by-Step Plan for Teaching Argumentative Writing
The art of persuasion is an essential life skill. It also happens to be part of the required curriculum for many, many teachers. In this post, I'll share m...
Poems of the American Revolution
The American Revolution inspired a vast body of literature, much of which attempts to allegorize the fledgling nation's birth and cast its genesis in the l...
Make A Living Writing
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Six New Students!
I have six new writing students and they are working on some top rate pieces to publish soon. Watch for a new batch of poems, short stories and creative essays from students grades 6-8.
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