A Week of Non-Fiction: The Second Installment

Today is the second installment of my week of highlighting non-fiction books that I’ve read and enjoyed, and that I consequently recommend to you.  If you'd like to see the first five non-fiction books I highlighted, click here. This week wouldn’t be right without something by Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of... Continue Reading →

Twelve Parenting Tips from Reviving Ophelia

At the end of one of my English 1010 classes, a student wrote a magnificent paper.  I don’t remember the exact theme or her argument, but I do remember that she had used Mary Pipher’s Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (1994) as a source.  Now, this student was no ordinary student.  She... Continue Reading →

Huck Finn’s Truthful Eyes

I once gave a presentation in an undergraduate grammar and usage course about the correct usage of “between you and me.”  Saying “between you and I” is incorrect.  On my handout, I included several quotes that demonstrated this usage, and I had included quotes from both Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens.  Of course, I knew... Continue Reading →

Decorating with Books

I’m not an interior designer or a photographer, but here are some photos of how I decorate with books at my house.  Books best represent my personality, so I’ve come to collect them and showcase them in my home.  There was a time when they were all in boxes in our unfinished basement, but now... Continue Reading →

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