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The Word “Haboob” Angers Yahoos in Arizona

When weathermen in Arizona started calling the region’s huge, recent sandstorms haboobs, they got hate mail. People were “insulted,” by the term, demanded that weathermen explain “what gave them the right” to use it, and asked: “how do you think … Continue reading

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Keepers of the Second Throat

This speech, originally delivered to a national conference of English teachers, is one of the most inspiring things I have ever read. I’d say that even if it weren’t my wife, Patricia Smith, who wrote it.┬áPlease give it a look … Continue reading

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