Tag Archives: Time

Retirement Changes How Time Feels

Terry Pratchett examines how we handle time in “Thief of Time.”

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Alice in Standardized Education Land

“Alice in Wonderland” can be read as an early attack on standardized education.

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Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18–Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day–can be read as a power move.

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Using Fantasy to Take Back Time

Fantasy appeals to us as we chafe against machine-imposed reality, including machine-imposed time.

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Time, You Old Gypsy, Will You Not Stay?

Poet Ralph Hodgson compares time to a caravan that will not stop for us.

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Snow Days Open Up Cracks in Time

An unusually heavy snowstorm has locked us into our homes these past few days, cancelling my Monday classes and locking down the county. Years ago, in an essay I’d love to find again, an author wrote about the “found time” of a snow day.   She noted that, because we normally believe we must make every […]

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