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“If There Be Any Virtue . . .”

Some time ago, I noticed a freshman student had a copy of Water for Elephants on her desk. “Is it a good book?” I asked her pleasantly. She nodded her head. ¬†Then her face screwed up a bit. ¬†“But there was this one part . . .” Her voice trailed off, and she fidgeted slightly […]

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Feels Like Moving Away

Being a high school teacher in a small school is a little like suddenly gaining 120 nieces and nephews. I share their joys when they plan their quinceaneras, I rib them when they haven’t read their confirmation class materials, and I listen as they cry in frustration. Despite what some students may think, being a […]

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