Addendum: Texts I Taught This Year and EDGAR ALLAN POE

Recently I wrote about both the well-received texts I taught this school year (Of Mice and Men, “The Cremation of Sam McGee”) and the “misses” (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Heart of Darkness). Not that anything here is to say that the “misses” weren’t texts students didn’t learn from. For example, though “Julius Caesar” can …

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Strawberry Banana Muffins (Or, How to Use up Mushy Fruit!)

This recipe was inspired by the repulsion that Jeff has for ripe bananas (Jeff: anything not green is gross). The bananas that are best for muffins are very ripe and give off an odor that is very off-putting to my husband (Jeff: it's true). The strawberries that I used were fresh from the farmer's market; …

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The Great, the Good, and the OK: Texts I Taught This Year

With finals going currently, here are some thoughts on novels, stories, and plays I used in my classroom over the last school year. It’s always interesting to experience something as a student and then as a teacher. Take Heart of Darkness: the dialogue is richer than what I remember from high school, and the novel is …

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