The weirdest idea anyone ever had about the future is that we should expect it to look like the past.
[I]f achievement is mostly a product of demography, why should a teacher be held responsible for large societal forces like poverty and inequality?
Dana Goldstein’s excellent The Teacher Wars offers some useful lessons for those who want to transcend an age-old policy dispute
Libraries are actually an invaluable public and social resource that provide so much more than simple shelves of books… A world without public libraries is a grim one indeed, and the assault on public libraries should be viewed as alarming.
These are things that cannot be replaced by mere technology — not even a fully-loaded Kindle Fire
I found the Brie and broke off a fragment, sucking her nipple through it.
Jonathan Grimod’s The Last Banquet, a finalist for 2013’s Bad Sex Award.
I always have to know my characters in a lot of depth — what clothes they’d choose, what they were like at school, etc. And I know what happened before and what will happen after the part of their lives I’m dealing with. I can’t see them just now, packed into the stress of the moment.