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My Summer Vacation Essay

When I was a wee lad of grammar school age, it was guaranteed that within the first week of the new school year, my classmates and I would be tasked with writing the dreaded My Summer Vacation essay. Apart from the occasional foray to the Happiest Place on Earth or being dispatched to my mother?s […]

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Back to School: Is College Worth it?

I?m of that generation for whom the term ?Back to School? immediately brings Rodney Dangerfield?s ?80s college comedy to mind. I was a freshman the year the film came to the local multiplex and I was a sophomore by the time I left high school to pursue a career as a writer. This may seem […]

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Back to School

In this episode of the Daedalus Howell Show, we go back to school – or at least I do – literally. As a freshman in 1986, French and drama teacher Madame Wadsworth suspended me for a bawdy stage production of Dr. Strangelove. 20 years later, I reunited with (as we affectionately referred to her) “The […]