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Today in History: Mark Twain Begins Reporting for Territorial Enterprise 

Remembering my first and only journalism class, I look back and sigh; what seemed easy on the surface was nothing but tough, akin to the teacher that reminded me of an armadillo. He was hard skinned, symbolic of boundaries and shields, and completely in charge. From the minute we stepped into the classroom, the scene was set for …

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Laughing Matters! 

Socrates himself found humor so irresistible that he couldn't resist making jokes about his prosecutors and about his Athenian jurors, when he was on trial for his life -- thus getting himself into even more hot water! That observation launched a laugh-filled -- but at times sharply philosophical colloquy -- about humor, at the Socratic Conversation conducted …

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Something to Munsch On 

Many of you may remember the children's classic Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. For those who do remember, chances are pretty good that your eyebrows just raised and you feel yourself beginning to form an "awwww" as you read this. Others of you may be thinking, "That's the one with the light blue cover, right?" …

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Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing 

Title: Unless It Moves the Human Heart : The Craft and Art of Writing Editors: Roger Rosenblatt Publisher:  Ecco Call number: PN145 .R67 2011 From the Publisher: Culled from his experiences teaching writing workshops, novelist, essayist, and longtime professor Rosenblatt (Making Toast) tackles the "why"--not the "how"--of writing by chronicling his winter/spring 2008 semester of …

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It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages 

Title:It's not all flowers and sausages : my adventures in second grade Author: Jennifer "Mrs. Mimi" Scoggin Publisher:New York : Kaplan Pub., c2009 Check It OutPN6231.S3 S855 2009 From the Publisher: Meet Mrs. Mimi - she's the second grade teacher every kid should have. Hip and hilarious, she brings us into her New York City classroom, with no hold barred. From the Great Pencil Crisis of 2003 to ill-fated field trips (lesson #1: …

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