Archive | August, 2017

William Cass | Those words

Mia was a new instructional assistant at the elementary school where I taught. I noticed her husband as I was entering a café to get breakfast before work. He was sitting alone at one of the outside tables with a lidless paper cup of coffee in front of him. I was sure it was him because of his distinctive shock of prematurely gray hair. I hadn’t met him, but had […]

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Dan Brook | Silver temple, golden water

I went to a silver temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand, but it’s not referred to as the silver temple, because the temple that is called the silver temple is just a few minutes away on the other side of Wualai Road. (Wualai, incidentally, means spotted cow in Thai and there is a statue of one on the street between the silver temples). The famous silver temple, Wat Sri Suphan, is […]

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Shawn Chang | My a-door-able summer school teacher

School, to me, is life. The space within the four walls of the classroom has always been the haven of my soul. I took summer school again last July, as I had always done. This time it was social studies in the morning and math in the afternoon. They each took three hours, with a short break halfway. The break for my socials class was from 9:30 to 9:45; for […]

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Michael Lewis | Living in a shameless society

Michael Lewis is Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he teaches psychology, education, and biomedical engineering. He is also director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development and a founding director of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Autism Center. He received his PhD in 1962 from the University of Pennsylvania in both clinical and experimental psychology. Dr. Lewis’s research […]

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