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In Memoriam

Today, my friend Jesse lost his father. I have walked this road, though not exactly in this form, and I grieve with Jesse tonight at the loss of his dad, and for all the people who knew Frank. Frank was retired from the Navy and his passionate hobby was studying […]

“Death, thou shalt die.”

When I teach John Donne to my Brit Lit students each year, I take time to show the class the film W;t, written by Margaret Edson and starring Emma Thompson. The tale of a Donne scholar facing terminal ovarian cancer, the movie helps students grasp the depth of Donne’s themes without […]