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July 7, 2013  |  Culture, Teaching

I wan’t always so Brooklyn. I went to high school in Georgia. Though I’ve spent most of my adult life in NYC, I am from Georgia.

There is this old sentiment in poetry that you can never go home again. That somehow when one leaves a place, life makes it hard to return… Perspectives shift, memories fade, familiarity crystalizes into nostalgia, and the reality that things are never quite as you remember them breeds disappointment. Heartbreak.

This month I worked in Georgia for the first time since the 90s. What a way to start the summer! I loved it. Turns out one can go home again. I’ve got to rewrite some poetic sentiments…

In Georgia, I did some reading work with some teachers in Houston County, and I followed that up with a week of institutes back in NYC. Here are some things that we made while we wore working together, and a few links that we found useful.



  1. the second paragraph rings so true. Glad you were able to rewrite the sonnet.

    • “no citations ave.balla”i”As it was, I am left to figure out why you are using the style of communication you employed here.”I am me, my style, or lack of it is who I am.Probably explains why I have never been gotten rich from my writings.And I still don’t understand the anonymity thing. This posting like every other that I make to this software has my Google account name attached to it.And as for the lost posting, there is apparently a way to fail the captcha test and not notice it. It seems to happen to me with distressing regularity. It would seem like I would be more wary.Peace

      • “ps. Wifey is all extactic on loosing weight. She is really into her looks now.Either she’s having an affair or she really misses the Amex caake”Mrd.,Bring her to the Knick game. Maybe Woody will get a woody?

      • Yes, the hands-on experience of seeing the sourcing, process and distribution of a spirit is always what gets you closer to a brand in order to use it more. Nice article. Thanks for sharing!

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