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Alexander Pope

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  • The limits of fussbudgetry

    The day of my first piano lesson, I picked out "Yankee Doodle," right hand only. It would be insane to start a  beginner with one of Bach's partitas or one of Lizst's Hungarian rhapsodies. One starts simply and progresses by stages as far as one's inclination, abilities, application, and instruction go. Yet in teaching writing and editing to undergraduates, I find many who have not managed to advance very far beyond the "Yankee Doodle" stage.
  • Reading 'Howl' at 'Howl'

    By the time they got to the Holy-Holy-Holy part, the 50 poets and fans who'd assembled for a group reading of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" had worked up lots of momentum. Voices raised together, arms thrust in the air, people stamped....

    Blowback: Debunking the Prop. 13 debunkers

    The only “myths” to debunk about Proposition 13 are those promoted by the tax-and-spend lobby and public employee unions, which would like you to believe that the states' landmark 1978 initiative to limit property tax increases has “...

    What's in an education?

    Esther Jantzen's article, "Literacy begins at home" provides an excellent explanation of what parents can't or won't do by themselves. However, I greatly fear that, unlike Alexander Pope's warning that "a little learning is a dangerous thing," our...

    Best of 2007: French roll

    Best of 2007: French roll
    "Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is Man." -- Alexander Pope Want to know thyself better? Gauge your reaction to this car, the Smart Fortwo, a four-wheeled flea built by Smart -- a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler --...