On Teaching Students to Love Nonfiction

Forty-six states and Washington D.C. have adopted what are called Common Core State Standards for their schools. What have some English teachers been outraged about? They require students to be reading primarily nonfiction by the time they are in high school.  As the San Francisco Chronicle put it… Continue reading “On Teaching Students to Love Nonfiction”

Talking Overpopulation: Signs of Coming Out of Taboo Territory?

Today the San Francisco Chronicle has the biggest feature article on population growth I have ever seen it do. The article is titled, “As the World Grow, So Do Climate Dangers.”  In watching new nonfiction releases, I have also been noticing an excellent trend… Continue reading “Talking Overpopulation: Signs of Coming Out of Taboo Territory?”

Childfree=Narcissist? Authors of The Narcissism Epidemic Would Likely Disagree

The Time article on “The Childfree Life” has generated a lot of digital buzz. Some of it  has brought back discussion on the myth that those who have no children by choice are selfish, self-absorbed, and narcissistic.

Would the authors of the nonfiction book The Narcissism Epidemic agree? Not likely… Continue reading “Childfree=Narcissist? Authors of The Narcissism Epidemic Would Likely Disagree”