Miscellany

The Two Hour Dragon

It’s a good title for a children’s story, don’t you think?  It would go something like this… One morning at school, the art teacher passed the word: “The dragon just might be ready by this afternoon.” As every good school knows, dragon parade opportunities come but once a year: Chinese New Year in February. It’s … Continue reading

Miscellany

A Poem a Day

  When he was poet laureate, Billy Collins created “Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry.” It’s an anthology of “contemporary poems,” enough for one on each school day (with a few to spare, in our case). His goal was to freshen up the perception of poetry by collecting new voices and varied topics, have … Continue reading