Letter Writing

By Jim Bates The week before breaking for the holidays in December Sue Beasley teaches a section on letter writing in her sophomore English class. She always begins this way, "Okay, show of hands. How many of you regularly write letters?"  It's a loaded question because it's a rare hand that goes up, especially given … Continue reading Letter Writing

Five Poems by Pete Mladinic

Destitute in Eunice   In Eunice no trees grow There are sand hills And as in Jal and Hobbs mistakes   As in Jal and Hobbs families mourn Where we were five One says now we are four   In Eunice wind shifts sand But the hills do not leave Mistakes are made people grieve … Continue reading Five Poems by Pete Mladinic

A Dramatic Recounting of a Email Chain Between a Student and His Professor

By Thomas Page -------------------------------- “Dear Dr. Kesey, I am not able to attend class today because I have the flu. Yours, Joseph Brown” --------------------------------- “Dear Mr. Brown, I would normally excuse your absence from class, but I’ve noticed you have never attended any of the discussion sections with Ms. Florin. You have used all of … Continue reading A Dramatic Recounting of a Email Chain Between a Student and His Professor