I'm reading the students' papers. It's finals week. Finals! Their critical anaylsis essays require the use of Smoke Signals, a fantastic little film about Indians, fathers, guilt, secrets, journey, and transformation. Then they had to find a second source on their own.
My little doe-eyed, home-schooled senior chose The Scarlet Letter. Here's some wisdom from Nathaniel Hawthorne:
"Be true! Be true! Be true! Show freely to the world, if not your worst, yet some trait whereby the worst my be inferred!"