Compare and contrast: 3 years ago

This time three years ago bears some striking similarities to today’s situation for me, but there are some significant differences, in the personal and professional situations.

Thus, here’s a list. I know that I will be improperly using indentation in a list, but I am not being graded here. SO THERE!

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[M.A.P.L.E. VII-27] Cap

There are three words that I can consider synonymous with the word “cap.”

  • Head
  • Headgear (e.g. ball-cap)
  • Maximum (e.g. salary cap).

Today’s post will look at the second alternative here.

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[M.A.P.L.E. VII-22] Fast and free finish

When I was a senior in high school, our second unit in AP Literature and Composition was Hamlet. Toward the end of the semester, Mr. Sack gave us three options to customize the end of the unit.

These three options, paraphrased, were:

  1. (Fast and Free Finish) I’m done with Hamlet. We’ve flogged a dead horse, and there’s no point in going on. … You will write a 1500-word paper about a work of “comparable literary merit.”
  2. (Guided Expediency) I’m frustrated, but there’s something more to it, and I want to explore Hamlet more.
  3. (The Whole Shebang) Let’s continue with what we’re doing.

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