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"It is not down in any map; true places never are."// Moby Dick

We are about 1/3rd into the novel and there has been no sign of the White Whale, known by Captain Ahab as, Moby Dick. 472 more words

Book Club

Week Thirteen

I actually got a lot of grading done this morning, and now my students are peer reviewing their next essay, the media literacy one.  I will be grading that one during the remainder of the week, or more realistically, next week.  458 more words

Short Attention Span Theater

We live in a world of truncated content. If you don’t have 3 hours to watch a ball game, you watch the highlights in a 40-second package on TV (or on your phone or tablet). 305 more words


Why Literature Classes Don't Teach Writing

I have a Masters in English Writing, which required a total of six years of schooling to achieve. The point of all that schooling was to  1,444 more words


Moby Dick - "There she blows"

The classic whaling novel (I mean how many whaling novels can you name?). It can be seen as a bit of a behemoth itself due to its rambling nature and reasonable density. 707 more words

The Classics

Moby Dick

“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off – then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.”