The man who created Roget’s Thesaurus, Peter Mark Roget, was born on January 18, 1779, a date loquacious scholars celebrate as National Thesaurus Day. (Thanks, Alex E., for the heads-up. I had no idea this was a thing.) Though my research failed to unearth the authority who had the power to make such a declaration, it seems like a nice thing to remember the retired doctor whose passion project helps us all sound a bit more erudite. Continue reading

If you caught last night’s Golden Globes, you were treated to this heartstopper of a speech by Oprah Winfrey. If not, watch it now. I’ll wait. Continue reading

Five years ago today, a stranger changed my life. Continue reading

Can you name the famous figures who faced the following?

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It’s been a busy year on the blog, with 58 new posts (today’s is #59, that’s more than one per week – woot woot!) and a whole bunch of new subscribers to our cozy little English teacher community. As the year winds down, I thought you might enjoy seeing which articles collected the most clicks in 2017 and, perhaps, spot one or two you may have missed the first time around. Continue reading

So…yeah…it’s been nearly four months since I changed out the bulletin board, but last week I visited the giant color printer at Media Services and you can follow along a video field trip Continue reading

When my freshmen strike these words from their literary analysis writing, they (miraculously!) start to sound like young adults. Continue reading