5
Mar
Short fiction: Pomp and Circumstance

The change which she had expected, as she strode across the stage in her black cap and gown, the transformation she thought would accompany this accomplishment, the transcendence that a childhood spent in a family bereft of and rather worshipful of education, was not forthcoming.

Short fiction: Pomp and Circumstance

The change which she had expected, as she strode across the stage in her black cap and gown, the transformation she thought would accompany this accomplishment, the transcendence that a childhood spent in a family bereft of and rather worshipful of education, was not forthcoming.

27
Feb

Two more articles on the Degreed blog 

Two more articles on the Degreed blog

The folks at Degreed have run two more blog posts which I wrote for their education website.

5. Ernest Hemingway, author, and William Faulkner, author

Faulkner: “He [Hemingway] has never been known to use a word that might send the reader to the dictionary.”
Hemingway: “Poor Faulkner.  Does he really think big emotions come from big words?”

The first contains ten of the greatest insults of…

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21
Jan

Don’t fly during Ramadan 

Don’t fly during Ramadan

I just read the most horrifying account of airline security gone berserk.   

Aditya Muskerjee is a data programmer who made the mistake of trying to fly during Ramadan and having the “wrong” color of skin.  He’s not Muslim (and by the way – being a Muslim…

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