How to Create a Reading Culture with Teenagers

I once taught a set of brothers who loved science fiction so much that the only punishment their parents ever doled out was “Book Jail,” the imprisonment of the book the offender was currently reading. What a dream: A teenager who loves reading so much that confiscating the reading material is painful. Then there’s my […]

A Eulogy

This morning, I gave this eulogy for my dear friend and sister, Kim, at Faith Presbyterian Church in Laurinburg, North Carolina. I think she would have been laughing. Kim started bossing me around in 1968 when she was two years old. My parents and I had just moved to Laurinburg from Asheville, and we rented […]