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Airport Watch Lists: Shouldn’t We Have an App for That?

The New York Times is leading right now with "breaking news" that the U.S. had information about a holiday attack before the Detroit would-be bombing: Two officials said the government had intelligence from Yemen before Friday that leaders of a … Continue reading

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The explaining authority

My class for the term is finally starting to gel, even though today we had “outright lecture” to start things off. I absolutely hate having to revert to a high-school format of terms-and-definitions with a creative writing class, but I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Walter Mitty and his secrets

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber is the first piece of short fiction that I teach in my Intro to Fiction course. It’s a good place to start, I think, because it’s a piece that has both … Continue reading

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