currently reading...

currently reading...
Crossing to Safety

favorite novels...

  • the brothers karamazov by fyodor dostoevsky
  • anna karenina by leo tolstoy
  • cry, the beloved country by alan paton
  • the inferno by dante alighieri
  • catch-22 by joseph heller
  • doctor zhivago by boris pasternak
  • for whom the bell tolls by ernest hemingway
  • the secret agent by joseph conrad

favorite short stories...

  • the death of ivan ilych by leo tolstoy
  • the enduring chill by flannery o'connor
  • revelation by o'connor
  • master and man by tolstoy
  • harrison bergeron by kurt vonnegut
  • greenleaf by o'connor

other english/language arts teachers...

a sports fanatic...

In addition to managing my own fantasy football league (The League of the Jackals), I am an addicted follower of various sports. I am fanatically loyal to my favorite teams: the Minnesota Vikings (; the Denver Nuggets (; the Colorado Rockies (; and the New Jersey Devils (

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Monday, October 15, 2007

interesting powerpoint presentations....

In searching Dana Huff's outstanding website (, I found a series of wonderful powerpoint presentations that she has created on such topics as Romanticism, the Fireside Poets, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Modernism, and Postmodernism. In order to access the links and the presentations, see the following link: While this may be a simple use of powerpoint, it still is a wonderful use of some simple technology. These powerpoint presentations are available on-line, so students can access them before, during, and after, studying the given topics. Worth considering....

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