Caliban Alone

That thou punished me and made me hate thee is true. But I promised to be wise thereafter and seek thy grace. Why didst thou forsake me for my faults when I merely mimicked thy heckling tribe? I loved thee when thou strok’st me and taught me the charms of thy art. But now that I am subject to none, my torment is solitude. Prithee, magician, return to these sands!

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Summary of Chapters 1-22, The Sureness of Horses

Week 1: Chapters 1, and 2 (pages 2-19—18 pages) –Exiting a plane, Diana Buchanan asks Wade Middleton’s help with a heavy saddle. He throws his back out. Guilt overcomes her conservatism; she drives him home. The next morning his friend Jorge Calderon comes seeking help at work. –When Diana asks Wade about his interest in poetry he reads her a poem about horses. She’s not free to date, but they

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The Sureness of Horses, Chapters 23, 24, and 25

Click to see: Summary of Chapters 1-22 of TSoH     23 Monday, the workweek came as a relief. Getting back to SnyderSound sales and my weekly update for Ray felt refreshing. I had to make a dozen phone calls to bring my information up to date. When I called the folks I’d visited in Chicago, they were evasive about their final decision, so I left them listed as a prospect rather

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The Case Against Christian Sex Education

And that’s how a girl gets pregnant,” Teo said in his thick Polish accent. Alan nodded his assent as he pushed his hair out of his eyes. “That’s cannibalistic,” was my reply. My eleven year-old mind meant to say primitive. Surely human civilization had a better way to reproduce than what I had just heard from my sixth grade friends. We were standing in an alley behind the liquor store

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Corporal Punishment: A Vignette

Corporal punishment in the public schools is becoming a thing of the past. As an elementary teacher for 35 years, I’m glad to see it go. The following is my only personal experience with spanking that resulted in a positive outcome. (Names have been changed to protect privacy.) Inner City School, Colorado Springs, 1971 Tricia looked gorgeous as usual. Pink satin bows set off the braided loops of her hair

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