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Famous Lines from Shakespeare’s Play: Themes of Love or Death

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Research: Real Cost Project

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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Telling Stories, Finding Courage

“Remember on this one thing, said Badger. The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person … Continue reading

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What Speech and Debate Skills Can Do

Recently,  The Guardian reports that Harvard’s speech and debate team that had recently won a national title was defeated by a debate team of NY prison inmates. The inmates had taken part in a debate course led by Bard College professors. … Continue reading

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Hungry? Try a Poetry Meal!

Now that we’re delving into poetry, reading them daily, I thought you might enjoy this poem,  encouraging you to thoroughly enjoy the experience. Because poems are generally short doesn’t necessarily mean they are easy to write. Poets are thoughtful about … Continue reading

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The Geographies That Shape Us

What are the geographies that have entered your heart? As we embark on our exploration of how the physical world affects culture, consider the ways that the places you have lived have shaped you and your understanding of the world. … Continue reading

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Why Write?

I hope that as you explore your thought about your reading this year, as you write poems, stories and essays, and as you explore ideas during the class’s independent writing time that you will discover writing as gift to yourself … Continue reading

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Welcome to Another Year of Learning

I look forward to our adventure in learning this year and who we will all become through the process. Here are a couple of quotes about learning to start us off on our journey. “The best thing for being sad,” … Continue reading

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Why Write?

A quote from Henri Nouwen: One of the arguments we often use for not writing is this:   “I have nothing original to say.  Whatever I might say, someone else has already said it, and better than I will ever be … Continue reading

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Finding How to Write–Some Quotes From Author Natalie Goldberg

“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and … Continue reading

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