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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...
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...
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 ...
Good Sites for Writers
Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 390
Last Wednesday prompt before April’s poem-a-day challenge. Hope to see y’all here bright and early each day beginning on Saturday morning. For today’s pr...
Cult of Pedagogy
5 Ways College Teachers Can Improve Their Instruction
Want your college class to be exceptional? These strategies will make your teaching more engaging, effective, and satisfying for you and your students. Con...
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
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Quote of the Week - Dorothy Parker
“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers – shoot them now, while they’re happy.” Dorothy Parker
Related reading: Dorothy Parker,
"Epitaph for a Darling Lady"
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