Teachers Prank Students Dance Video


I can’t help it. I know this blog is supposed to be about writing and language, but sometimes I just can’t help sharing very loosely related stuff that amuses me. This is on of those posts.

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Do Good Readers Make Good Writers?


I have always found that strong writers tend to be avid readers. It was certainly my experience.

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Learning Is the Thing for You


The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails…

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Mark Twain’s Criticism of James Fenimore Cooper


Since my first encounter with Tom Sawyer, I have been a fan of Mark Twain. You’d be hard pressed to find an author with a sharper wit and keener insight into human nature. His Adventures of Huckleberry Finn certainly ranks among the greatest of American novels. What you may not know is that Twain was also a scathing literary critic.

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