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Rutherford B. Hayes, Who Are You–and Why Are You Tormenting Me?

In the summer of 2012, my husband and his 12-year-old daughter went on a 2,200-mile bicycle trek from Selma, North Carolina, to Austin, Texas. They slept mostly in tents, usually in a manner known to long-distance hikers and cyclists as … Continue reading

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A Napple, a Norange–and a Numpire

In the third grade, we guffawed about Little Johnny, who left out the P when reciting the alphabet because it was running down his leg. Those of us with more highbrow tastes in humor also found amusing his further adventures: … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke

At the beginning of this month, I received an email from one of my online students. She told me that she was confused about an¬†assignment and needed some help. “I can go to the learning lab,” she continued, “but the … Continue reading

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Dr. John V. Eckleburg?

I am now going to debunk all my foregoing pretensions to serious intellectualism. 

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