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Reading Animal Farm with eighth-graders

This particular re-reading of Orwell’s classic novel has been brought to you by my eighth grade English class, who picked Animal Farm over two other books, the names of which I can’t remember right now. 313 woorden meer



I want to write about homelessness and I’m not sure how to frame it, with this being a literary blog.  I haven’t read many books on the subject; George Orwell lived as a tramp and wrote about his experiences in… 601 woorden meer

“A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud.” 15 woorden meer


Blog: Sketches of Spain and the Romanticism of Travel

On the morning of March 23, 2016, I touched down in Paris.

I would be spending roughly seven hours in the ville lumière before getting on another flight to Madrid later that night. 1.312 woorden meer

Bloc Blogs

Lunch at the Chestnut Tree Cafe

He’d been watching him for a lifetime. The sad man who sat in the corner. The man who had struggled so hard and for what? 339 woorden meer


That Intimidating Knock Upon The Door

Schools are now reportedly assisting law enforcement by monitoring all their students’ online activities looking for indicators suggesting bullying, suicide threats or criminal intent and most of it is reported to be done with electronic spy things called “Apps.” 479 woorden meer

Random Political Opinions

Formative books

I think we all had our formative books: those that stayed with us, changed our young outlooks, made us who we are. I certainly did, and they have been on my mind lately. 1.810 woorden meer

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