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2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
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Deep Thoughts

“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

“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

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

Richard Yates

“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
Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

AP Language, Debate, and Word Clues

Travel Photos


Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still.
For once on the face of the earth,
let's not speak in any language;
let's stop for a second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together in a sudden strangeness.

Fisherman in the cold sea would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt would not look at his hurt hands.

Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.

Quiz Makeup 3 entries in the Literapedia 2 thoughtful forum posts about a poem from the poetry of the week or a novel we are reading 1 insightful contribution to the Top 10 book lists (You can do this o­nce) 1 very thoughtful (2+ paragraphs) analysis of a poem from o­ne of the poems of […]

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 ; […]

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 […]

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 […]