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Starting my “Writing about Literature” class by having students react to a John Donne sonnet.

The case for puns as the most elevated display of wit

Geary admits that he often makes pun in his head—but he mostly keeps them to himself. He can’t explain why…

West Side Story Maria Montage

Carolyn as Maria in West Side Story

FULL BLOOM (Aug 31-Sep 2)

Student journalist experiences the ‘trickle down’ of hostility toward the press

My own students haven't described encounters like this, but I have encountered students who enter the classroom with the idea…

College Seniors Confident about Their Work Ethic, Written & Oral Skills; Employers Disagree

According to the NACE 2018 Job Outlook, college seniors are very confident about their professionalism, work ethic, and writing skills. Employers…

C.S. Lewis: “On the Reading of Old Books”

Gearing up for teaching a new "American Lit 1776-Present" course. I'll be at the office, sitting at my desk all…

Overheard: “This is the best show I’ve ever seen at the Geyer” and “Who IS that girl playing Maria?”

Gasps from the audience, shouts of "No!" during a climactic scene. The woman two seats from me sobbing into her…

West Side Story (One-Minute Preview)

From Mrs. Lovett two weeks ago to Maria this weekend, I am so proud of this girl. Support the arts…

Here's how Maria amuses herself on the ride home from dress rehearsal. #WestSideStory

Christopher Robin made for a pleasant family outing.

This weekend! GeyerPAC.com

A day may come when the strength of the girl fails and she must make more than one trip to bring in the groceries, BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY!!!

Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories

If Harry Potter and Huckleberry Finn were each to represent British versus American children’s literature, a curious dynamic would emerge:…

She feels pretty at the dress rehearsal (opens Thursday)

On the ride home, in the middle of a spirited story about something that happened backstage during the run, the…