One of my New Year's reading resolutions is to increase my exposure to non-fiction. I'm always looking for ways to help keep my anxiety under control, so I figured if I read In Love with the World about the journey of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk I may get some pointers. And Pointers I did find! … Continue reading In Love with the World
“There arose a perfume of tenderness, that ghost of passion which, in the most unexpected relationship, can make a whole lifetime devoted to irksome duty pass like a gracious dream” (pg. 74) The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder. I have fallen in love with Thorton Wilder because of this quote. How wonderful … Continue reading Love: A Gracious Dream
My English students are studying Gatsby. For a writing assignment I get them to choose (and this is THE most difficult part of the assignment) their favourite quote from the novel.... then write. They can responded any number of ways, I just want them to write. Write unencumbered, Write with abandon. Here are some questions … Continue reading We are loving Gatsby!
“Then, when he was all shipshape, his father put his big arms around him, and held him close to him for a few moments. Like an actor on a stage. It was not a thing you would see in real life anyway, and there was a faraway look on his father’s face, like it was … Continue reading A True Hero Wears No Mask
Today the students in my 11th grade English Class had to choose their favourite quote in the play "The Glass Menagerie" and respond. Here is the example I provided for them. Please feel free to read their responses in the comments section of this post! “He is the long-delayed but always expected something that we … Continue reading The Long Delayed But Always Expected…