Monthly Archives: April 2008

The Line of Good Taste

In my earlier days of classroom management, I created a plane-flight analogy for my high school students on the first day of school. You have just entered American Literature Airlines, piloted by Cheri Sabraw. Please find your seats soon because … Continue reading

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Why Are You Screaming at Your Mother?

Shakespeare would have been mightily impressed with my theatrics as a sixteen-year-old. And although I haven’t been an adolescent hormonal tornado in forty years (note I said adolescent), I remember the feelings. For all of you teenage girls in my … Continue reading

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Now is the Time

I remember how I felt in June 1992, the day my daughter Sara graduated from high school. On the outside, my face beamed with pride, but on the inside, my heart ached with sentimentality. I knew that we had only … Continue reading

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What is the Difference between a Puritan and a Pilgrim?

Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American author whose works I taught for over twenty years, wrote one of my favorite quotations about friendship. Mr. Emerson wrote, “ A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.“ This is a significant … Continue reading

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