The Guardians of Knowledge and the Fountain of Your Youth (Proverbs 5)

May guardians of knowledge be your lips:

Attend your father’s wisdom, drink with him

God’s Truth and not with her whose smooth speech drips

Sweet honey, strips herself, and slips down dim,

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Spider-man: Homecoming and Character Decision Making

The writer’s axiom “show don’t tell” I have known for as long as I can recall and for perhaps as long I have wrestled whether consciously or not with the validity of this principle rule of writing. In its simplest and most unimpeachable form, it is the idea that a writer should never have the … Read moreSpider-man: Homecoming and Character Decision Making

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Near the start of this year, for the start of the second semester, I had the privilege of teaching my eight grade students a unit on “Crime and Mystery,” which included a couple of Sherlock Holmes stories (“The Adventure of the Speckled Band” and “The Red-headed League”), a couple Miss Marple stories from The Thirteen Problems, … Read moreReflection/Update: The Student-Inspired Story

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O Lord, I know it’s only an election Not worthy of such woe and trepidation, For see I after further calm reflection It may not sway so strongly the direction Of where my home is heading as a nation Perhaps accepting soon a course correction. Yet even if it’s sailing straight toward rocks To splinter … Read moreElection’s Eve III — Reflective Waters