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All Time 100 Novels

–All Time 100 Novels (Time) I’ve read thirty of these, which is embarrassing for an English professor, but when I remind myself that my literary specialty is plays, I feel less guilty. Plenty of contemporary ones I’ve heard of but never got to. Especially because of the confusing “all time” in the title, I wonder why they chose 1923 as the starting point, Is that because all works from 1922 and…

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Musical Chairs

Currently I work a very WIDE room for my freshman composition class. I’d estimate it’s about four seats deep and ten seats wide. When I lead a standard class discussion, I have to march the length of the room — from the door to the window at the far end — and project my voice rather loudly when I’m on one side or the other. But that doesn’t bother me.…