Posts Tagged: boarding school
I was told that I was “a good digger” if I was behaving as a young child, working hard, and not talking back. Like nursery rhymes, the rhythm of racism cannot be forgotten. ...more
Why would I ask for my sanity from the Devil as I sleep walk, only to give it up again to the Holy Spirit? ...more
Many days I couldn’t see the way forward, but I kept going, the way you had. It was you, after all, who taught me how to stay. ...more
What is the distance between sympathy and action? How do we travel from one to the other? ...more
Heather Partington analyzes two very different books published in 2015 that examine the effects of grief and of all-boys British boarding schools. ...more
We handled almost everything differently, her way of seeing the world so different from mine. She wanted to fly; I wanted to stay on the ground. ...more
In anticipation of his memoir, Whipping Boy, Allen Kurzweil shares a condensed version at the New Yorker: his forty-year search for a boy who bullied him in a Swiss boarding school.