Wednesday Musings

I saw this recent Sarah Palin nightmare on GMA this morning. Yikes! I mean really, this just tops it all off. Not only does she think the world is 6,000 yrs old, but she also thinks banning books and firing librarians is good idea.
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I discussed Alice Walker’s Beauty: When the Other Dancer is Self today and there response was lackluster at best. Some of this I blame on the fact that it is early in the morning (I teach the two classes back to back from 8-11) but a lot of it is just the classroom dynamic. When I read their journals, they get the material they just refuse to talk in class. I usually give them a week or two to warm up but now I know I will just have to call on them. Sigh. It’s like pulling teeth sometimes.
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A few other New Yorker covers I enjoy (sparked by yesterdays post):

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