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IHP Reunion

Dear friends, especially Pearsonites and IHP babies If you have not heard already, there is going to an IHP Reunion September 3-5. Please visit  http://www.ihpreunion.com/ to see the schedule and RSVP. By the way, great website design Patrick Shopen! Yours truly, Peter Hilaire Bloch IHP baby (see all entries under topic IHP)

Keep Irving Dirty

Keep Irving Dirty ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Let’s face the fact: Irving is dirty. Now I don’t want anyone to be offended: I love Irving, but you can’t say that you love something without knowing and accepting it for what it is. Others have noticed this too, as seen in this Yahoo question: why does Dallas/Irving Texas smell like an […]

Atticus Finch: Local and National Man of Virtue

     To Kill a Mockingbird presents us with a broken town in a broken county—Maycomb. The townspeople hold onto time-honored codes and conventions, some of which are laudable and some of which are reprehensible. The novel highlights the problem of appearances—as embodied in the town’s architecture. “The Maycomb jail [is] the most venerable and […]

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