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Drawing: Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol

Simon Callow’s passion for the work of Charles Dickens continued over the festive season just passed, when he bought his solo show A CHRISTMAS CAROL back to the West End. 148 more words


This is my brain on the first day of classes.

Although I warmed up by teaching an intensive class last week, nothing ever really prepares me for the first day of a semester.  Today, after teaching a maxed-out children’s lit class (there’s a waiting list–not because of my popularity, but because it’s a required course for education majors), conducting a meeting while hungry (I hate that), and answering the emails that kept pouring in–plus the ones I neglected over the weekend–I barely have enough brain function left to make a cup of tea, let alone craft a memorable blog post.   592 more words


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

To bitter, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas is just another day. But all that changes when the ghost of his long-dead business partner appears, warning Scrooge to change his ways before it’s too late.

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A Christmas Carol: My Review

Yes, finally, I am writing a book review. I was probably the last person ever to read this book, I know, and I still came into it not really knowing what to expect, and I was really glad about that. 376 more words


Change or Die: A Post-Christmas Wrap Up

This past weekend, I wrote a piece for the religion column of our local paper.  The following is an excerpt with a link to the full article… 330 more words

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Book Review: A Christmas Carol

It feels silly to review a classic. The story has already proven itself. I suppose I could say the prose held up to my expectations. I love the way Charles Dickens writes, although at times it is dense and requires me to slow down to allow processing time. 125 more words

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