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How do you challenge a teacher when you’re 8? How about when you’re a lot older than 8?


This week, I was helping Thalia with her writing homework because if there’s one thing I can help her with, from deep within piles of nightly third grade homework of dubious value, it’s writing. Especially if she’s studying some of my favorite style choices, like the ironic use of run-on sentences, frequent employment of the onomatopoeia, unreliable narrators, starting too many sentences with I  or and , Oxford commas, and the overuse of parenthetical asides just for fun.

(See how I did that with the oxford comma?)

(And yeah, I know what you’re thinking: I totally missed my calling as an Ivy League professor of creative writing. One day, my friends.)

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