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diane-chamberlain's picture
May.13.2009
Well, this contest was such fun, and so many of you were in the running with the correct answers from Before the Storm. Here they are:  What was the name of Jamie's church? Free Seekers. We also accepted Free Seekers Church or Chapel. Who was Jamie's nemesis on Topsail Island? We accepted either...
scott-perkins's picture
Feb.25.2009
Because I work in a writing center, there’s always talk about how better to get across to the student you’re helping that you’re serious about helping them overcome their challenges. That you ‘feel their pain’ in a totally non-ironic, non-Clintonesque way. Displaying empathy. The trouble with...
ugonna-wachuku's picture
Jan.19.2009
Below are excerpts from the Introduction of my up-coming new book: American Galaxy: Remembering the Union's Faith Foundation - Celebrating the People and the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave - A Loving Higher Purpose for the People. Also, a detailed preview and description of American...
ugonna-wachuku's picture
Dec.23.2008
  In the late morning of Thursday, November 7, 1996, Jaja Anucha Wachuku, my father's elder brother - my uncle - whom I was so close to went the way of all mankind. He was 78 having been born in 1918. I was devastated; but took firm courage knowing that within the depths of my soul lies the...
amy-king's picture
Dec.06.2008
    J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement from Harvard Magazine on Vimeo. I’ve seen some of the Harry Potter films, but was never blown away by him or his creator’s story of rags-to-fame. But this speech, well. Lately, I’ve had some of my students write journal entries in...
leandra-williams's picture
Sep.18.2008
I’ve been feeling a little more empathic over the past few weeks.  Contemplating inequity has me thinking about the other side of that coin: privilege.  It’s easy for me to talk about racism or sexism, directly feeling the injustice that comes with being a “double minority,” but how willing am I to...