Wednesday, October 12, 2005

For your amusement

Grading proceeds apace--well, okay, it proceeds--but this tidbit, from today's Writer's Almanac, made me smile:

It's the birthday of the novelist Richard Price [who wrote Clockers], born in New York City (1949). He grew up in a housing project in the Bronx in a tough neighborhood full of street gangs. But Price didn't take part in gangs. He suffered from a mild form of cerebral palsy. He said, "I was a member of the Goldberg gang—we walked down the street doing algebra."

Soon to come: my two cents' worth on the "Test of Time", a meditation on the grade of "D", and a post about another Book That Has Changed My Life.

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