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the latest: from Michelle Herman's Like A Song
When she was six and a half, we made a trip to Chicago
. . .and she watched the paleontologists at work behind plate glass in the Field Museum. A sign posted there (So you want to be a paleontologist?) listed the courses a prospective paleontologist should take in college—mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, art, writing—and Grace asked me if all of these could be taken at Ohio State, where I’d been teaching all her life. I told her they could. “Phew,” she said, and pantomimed wiping her brow, as if she were making a joke. But then she turned serious. “I’ve got to tell you, I’m just not crazy about the idea of going away to college.”
A Book of Uncommon Prayer
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everyday invocations by 64 authors
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