How to Teach The Things They Carried

Is it fiction? Is it non-fiction? Is it creative non-fiction? Should I focus on analysis? Interpretation? Expository writing? Creative writing? Should students read outside of class? During the class period? Yes. Yes to all of that. There are so many ways to approach Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried in the classroom. I’ve tried two. […]

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 […]