John Michael Brantingham's Blog – September 2012 Archive (3)

Teacher at Point Blank

Neil Webb had been my teacher and my colleague. He was used and eventually discarded by an educational system permeated by the belief that all teachers should be heroic, obedient, and utterly dedicated to their jobs and students every day of their work-lives, often at the expense of their personal lives. But this “perfect teacher” fantasy does not make allowances for imperfection or dissatisfaction. And asking a teacher to perform in this way ignores the passions and ambivalences that draw…

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Added by John Michael Brantingham on September 28, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

In Pursuit of Poetry -- Postmark Atlantis

Anyone who has met Paul Tayyar, a local poet and author of the books Scenes from a Good Life and Everyday Magic, likes him. It’s impossible not to. There is a genuine kindness and caring that comes through for anyone talking to him that I don’t know that I’ve ever seen…

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Added by John Michael Brantingham on September 7, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

OTP Blogs

I'm proud to be mentioned on Oak Tree Press's blog. A Friday round up includes all of their author's latest blogs. Interviews with Lawrence Block, Alafair Burke, Chris Grabenstein, and Sunny Frazier and one author is asking for insomnia cures.

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Added by John Michael Brantingham on September 5, 2012 at 6:27am — No Comments

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