Speaking of work (and since I've been putting up most of my syllabus for the Intro to Lit class I've been teaching)...We're wrapping up our little unit on war literature today.

Here's how the thing has shaken out:

We started with stories: Tim O'Brien's "How to Tell a True War Story," Benjamin Percy's "Refresh, Refresh," and Hemingway's "A Soldier's Home." Then we read Gabe Hudson's Dear Mr. President, for a fictional account of the Gulf War, and Anthony Swofford's Jarhead, for a non-fiction account of the same war.

So, I suppose I should say: When I say I've been working a lot, this is the kind of stuff I've been doing, which, as I've said, is a lot of fun. Even if it does take up quite a bit of time, I can't imagine doing anything cooler.

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