What not to write

Toward the end of “The Catcher in the Rye”, Holden goes to spend the night with a former teacher of his (Mr. Antolini), and they talk about Holden’s troubles at Pencey – the school from which he was just expelled. Specifically, Holden cites a class he took in “Oral Expression” in which the students were instructed to give speeches…Read More

That’s what friends are for

I met Stacey in the summer of 2002 on Babycenter. She posted on the Working Moms message board as well as the Atheist/Agnostic board. Not only are her posts pants-wettingly funny – her comments on children’s television programs are legendary – but she is also articulate, intelligent, and extremely well-informed. When my PIMs took our…Read More