A Commentary

by John Samuel Tieman

I teach English at Soldan International Studies High School in St. Louis.   Last Thursday, a student asked one of those questions that are near impossible to answer.   Like, “Would Juliet have lived if Shakespeare had been a woman?”   Or, “Who’s the greatest poet who ever lived?”   Questions like that.

Except last Thursday it was personal.   “Dr. Tieman, who was your best high school teacher?”

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