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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Joseph Conrad

“To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.”

Joseph Conrad
Richard Yates

“Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.”

Richard Yates
Louise Erdrich

“We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”

Louise Erdrich
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Most important part of unpacking done. I was so excited tonight when I found a lamp that matched an old favorite. Who looks at lampshades anyway?
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A Poem a Day

Week One To a Cat by Jorge Luis Borges Mirrors are not more wrapt in silences nor the arriving dawn more secretive ; you, in the moonlight, are that panther figure which we can o­nly spy at from a distance. By the mysterious functioning of some divine decree, we seek you out in vain ; […]

Literary Terms You Should Know

Resources Downloadable Three Page Handout Review Web Site (Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Complete Set) Week One Aesthetics-“Philosophical investigation into the nature of beauty and the perception of beauty, especially in the arts; the theory of art or artistic taste.” Allegory-“A story or visual image with a second distinct meaning partially hidden […]

Wednesday Night Discussion Group

Discussion Group The Wednesday Night Discussion Group has been meeting at Fireside Coffee since the 2003-2004 school year and features a unique discussion each week about politics, art, culture, science, and more. If you’re interested in a lively conversation in a great atmosphere, feel free to join us at 7:30 each Wednesday. 2011-12 School Year 01 […]

Notes for Classical Foundations

The complete set of notes for the classical foundations unit is located in the class downloads section. Please consider printing only the material that is essential, as there are a lot of pages here.

Poem of the Day, Week 14

Your Laughter by Pablo Neruda Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter. Do not take away the rose, the lance flower that you pluck, the water that suddenly bursts forth in joy, the sudden wave of silver born in you. My struggle is […]