Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October 4, 2016

Warmish autumn. We discussed the Comprehensives, and the marked quality people have–these days–of looking outside themselves for their failings. Parents of failures will phone, demanding to know what was wrong with the test. One student did not address the essay at all, but spent her time railing at us for expecting her to know things. Nor is that even an exaggeration. Watered the latest-into-the-ground, preparing to leap into the skies for Central Europe. Prepared. Untypically excited.

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