Winging It

Winging It

My lesson plan for the day was to introduce the students in my fourth-period algebra class to a method for solving quadratic equations. The boys in the back row were already looking out the window, tilting back on their chairs in that early-adolescence competition for...
Twenty-First Century American

Twenty-First Century American

Lindsey loves the idea of being well educated, prepared for a successful career, and well equipped to handle life’s obstacles. At seventeen, she has already navigated many of the choppy waters of adolescence with determination. She has always had an instinctive...

Essential Proofreader Knowledge and Skills

Does proofreading require specialized knowledge? Yes. Emphatically, yes. This goes far beyond the need for basic writing guidelines. Even a competent editor–one who advises on the structure, flow, characters, and scenes of a manuscript–may not be a...
An Epicure in Andalusia

An Epicure in Andalusia

There is something about the people of Andalusia that mirrors their regional cuisine: They are approachable, delightful, and subtly but deeply complex. From the Seville Airport to downtown Seville, after my day of international flight, my taxi driver sang classical...