The Naive and Hopeful Me

Yesterday, I shared with a class the Charles Simic article from The New York Review of Books that set me off so a few days ago. These particular students are enrolled in an early-college high school program that will lead them (if everything works out) to an Associates degree within five or six years of … Continue reading The Naive and Hopeful Me

Ages of Ignorance

Dear Charles Simic,I've just read your piece "Age of Ignorance" in The New York Review of Books. My wife says it sounds a lot like me--arrogant, that is. She's right. And I do agree with much of what you say, and could easily find myself saying much the same thing. I count myself as a … Continue reading Ages of Ignorance