Full Disclosure: I’m Not That Big on Hemingway


There’s been some discussion from anonymous posters at Left in the West who are concerned about a lack of disclosure on the site. These media critics, who demand accountability behind screen names that hide their identity, are right: we bloggers are often remiss in our duty to explain how our blog work deviates from our professional lives. So, time to disclose.

I am a literature teacher. However, I, in contravention of the attitudes of many people who share my profession:

  • Abuse the semicolon
  • Find most Hemingway tedious
  • Would prefer to teach Arthur Miller than Shakespeare
  • Often grade papers in colors other than red

My sincere apologies for not making these thoughts clear from the outset.

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About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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