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Meet the new columnist. Same as the old columnist.

Corporate newspapers gave Daniel P. Finney the hook like a struggling reliever, but this blog is here to prove the old paragraph stacker has many innings to go before he hits the showers for good.

Why do students hate pencils?

The dead lay scattered across the thin-slatted hardwood floor of my classroom. Bent. Broken. Crushed. Shattered. Shredded. They began the day as sharpened pencils. Dixon Ticonderoga No. 2s, to be specific. These are the finest pencils ever made by humankind. Their destiny was to scratch out answers to math problems, provide the grist for essay […]

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