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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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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Cult of Pedagogy
On False Equivalence and Classroom Debate: A Follow-up to “Inviting Controversy Into Our Classrooms”
Not long after the post went live, voices of concern began to rise up in tweets.
Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 423
For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Little (blank);” replace the blank with a new word or phrase; make the new phrase the title of your poem; and then, ...
Inside Bright Star
Read about Jane Campion's film Bright Star, chronicling the love affair between John Keat and his neighbor Fanny Brawne, as well as the poems and love lett...
Make A Living Writing
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Washington Irving on Christmas
“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ” --Washington Irving
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