Tag: advanced placement

  • Teacher Asks for Books

    As the fallout continues from the incompetence of the Oklahoma legislature, next school year is starting to come into focus, and trust me, it isn’t pretty. The budget cuts to education are going to be very costly to students and to the teachers who remain in the profession, or are able to keep their jobs. […]

  • What Grandpa Saw on Route 66

    The following is a story I wrote for my AP Literature class’s 4th quarter benchmark test this year. It makes allusions to every novel and play we read in class during the school year (except Fahrenheit 451, which I forgot to work in) and they had to answer questions to identify the source. How many […]

  • Catching Up

    It’s been a long time since I posted anything here. Not much has happened that is newsworthy, really. The biggest thing is that Amara’s Prayer has finally been released. I got my contributor copies a few days ago. It looks amazing. I’m pretty nervous about the reception it’ll receive, it being my first full-length novel without […]

  • Summer, where are you going?

    Well, it was time to report back to work last week. Not just the as-needed excursions I’d been making off and on all summer, but back to school for real. Students return this coming Thursday. I have a pretty sweet schedule this year, with two sections of AP Language, two sections of AP Literature, and two […]

  • Summer, where are you going?

    Well, it was time to report back to work last week. Not just the as-needed excursions I’d been making off and on all summer, but back to school for real. Students return this coming Thursday. I have a pretty sweet schedule this year, with two sections of AP Language, two sections of AP Literature, and two […]

  • Apathetic turds

    So, all around the nation today seniors were taking the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition test. At my school, three of my students opted not to take the test, some for decent reasons, some not. Of the 21 who did take it, at least four went to sleep without finishing even half of the test. […]

  • Sweet honey piglet

    I finished The Exorcist again yesterday. It was my third time through the book and I’m still blown away by it. If I could meet one living author I haven’t met yet, it would definitely be William Peter Blatty. There is so much going on in that book, and continuing through The Ninth Configuration (which […]

  • Sweet honey piglet

    I finished The Exorcist again yesterday. It was my third time through the book and I’m still blown away by it. If I could meet one living author I haven’t met yet, it would definitely be William Peter Blatty. There is so much going on in that book, and continuing through The Ninth Configuration (which […]

  • Oh, the angst!

    Being the father of a teenage girl is the hardest thing ever! I won’t go into detail about everything that’s gone on this week, but let’s just say my oldest daughter and I have … not been seeing eye to eye on some things. I know she doesn’t believe I have her best interests in mind. […]

  • Oh, the angst!

    Being the father of a teenage girl is the hardest thing ever! I won’t go into detail about everything that’s gone on this week, but let’s just say my oldest daughter and I have … not been seeing eye to eye on some things. I know she doesn’t believe I have her best interests in mind. […]