Monthly Archives: July 2011

AYP is nothing like credit card fraud prevention…but I wish it were.

I used to work for a bank. You’ve heard of this bank. It’s huge and influential and likes to take advantage of its customers (like any good bank). I worked in credit card fraud prevention. My job was to look … Continue reading

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New Writing Blog

I like having a place to post my personal writing, but I don’t want to muddle up this blog with it. I’d rather keep this site more geared toward English education and teaching, so if anyone’s interested, I’m moving my … Continue reading

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Personal Writing #2: Frogs and Lobsters

I’m in third grade. We’re learning about frogs in science, and how if you put a frog in a pot of cold water and slowly heat the pot, the frog will boil to death. “He doesn’t know he’s dying. It … Continue reading

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Feeding the Trolls: Giving credit…even to the most “misguided” opinions

A while back, I saw an interesting review of To Kill a Mockingbird on Goodreads. In its entirety, it read: ** spoiler alert ** A friend of mine once commented that To Kill a Mockingbird was the most racist book … Continue reading

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