Monthly Archives: October 2012

Force can kill a child’s love of music

I can’t force my 16-year-old to do anything–not even her fear of spiders will motivate her to put away the clothes piled up on her floor–so if I suggest this as a blog topic for her AP English class, we … Continue reading

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Mud, under pressure, can turn into gemstones – but girls under pressure may flee, or fracture, or…

  Geologists, correct me if I got this wrong. I can’t force my teenager to do anything — not even the threat of spiders will motivate her to put away the clothes piled up on her floor. So if I suggest … Continue reading

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My daughter beat me to blogging

Never mind my degree in English teaching and all the blogs I follow: my daughter’s AP English teacher assigned an essay on Three Phases of My Life. Mariel wrote about our dog, and my friend read it, dried her eyes … Continue reading

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