Monthly Archives: April 2012

Angry Bird

Usually the phoebe’s nest is a chirpy little bundle on the drainpipe out back, but this spring it is silent, and for this we blame the towhee.  We’re not sure when he arrived, but he has been a constant presence … Continue reading

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By the Rude Bridge

Those are my boys, standing by the Old North Bridge in Concord, grimly determined to face down the Redcoats, and wondering when we can get some ice cream.  The picture was taken a few years ago when we were spending … Continue reading

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Protected: Major Archibald Butt

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Argus’ Tale

Sometimes when I’m teaching Homer’s Odyssey, I ask students to write a short story about a passage they’ve read but from the perspective of a character other than Odysseus.  I decided to try my own hand at the assignment.  It’s … Continue reading

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Protected: Studying the Free Market at Harvard

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Protected: Strip-Searches, Ancient and Modern

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