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On the "N" word in the halls and in the classroom

Many years ago, I think it was an article in an NCTE publication that convinced me not to let the word ‘gay’ become acceptable as a slur in the hallways. 484 more words


"... turned toward you like a compass."

One fault of such closeness is that words no longer convey much. Before — words can stimulate the senses and the understanding but after — they are pretty weak vehicles. 87 more words

John Steinbeck

My most precious book

“Steinbeck: A Life in Letters” – edited by Elaine Steinbeck and Robert Walsten
(First publication: 1975 / This edition: Penguin Books 1989)
Taken on the morning of my 26th birthday — with little red roses I bought at the market, pink roses I received from my friends, and the red rose I received at midnight on my birthday from my <3…
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Highly Recommend

“How I wish I may do it as gallantly as you:” A letter written in pencil to Dorothea Lange by John Steinbeck

Just across the bay from San Francisco is Oakland, a city that often lives in the shadow of SF, but has so many cool attributes in its own right. 552 more words


LIFEBOAT (1944): "Aren't you going to kill me?"

LIFEBOAT (1944) – 20th Century Fox – ★★★1/2

B&W – 97 minutes – 1.33:1 aspect ratio

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Principal cast:  Tallulah Bankhead (Constance Porter),  2,513 more words

Alfred Hitchcock