You’re Not Getting Older; They’re Getting Younger

I once wrote a poem (it's lying around here somewhere) about how young some of these doctors I've seen are getting. Do they really know what the hell they're doing? I wondered. For some reason, I prefer seeing white-haired-but-healthy-looking sorts behind a scalpel. Behind a jet airliner's controls, too. But part of the Isaac Newton … Continue reading You’re Not Getting Older; They’re Getting Younger

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Student-Friendly Poems: The Super Heroes of the Classroom

English teachers' usual approach into literature is inductive. They read a poem aloud -- usually two or three times -- perhaps ask students to mark it up or analyze it in pairs or a group, and then wonder if they might write a thesis statement that includes the theme. Thus, to determine the author's purpose, … Continue reading Student-Friendly Poems: The Super Heroes of the Classroom