Falling Iguanas Open Thread

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  1. This is a real thing, actually, and although it is funny on paper, somewhat less funny when a cold, slowed-down iguana nearly falls on your ten year old son’s head. Iguanas are somewhat larger than your average lizard.

  2. I’m very proud of my oldest, who read Animal Farm last summer as a homework assignment for this year’s accelerated English course for high school sophomore’s, is currently reading Fahrenheit 451 for the class’s unit on dystopian fiction, and opted to read Nineteen Eighty-Four for the second book to be read as part of the unit.

    I feel like I’ve done something right by my kid.

  3. You did Ernst. A turning point in my life was in middle school when I made my way through an abbreviated copy of Gibbon’s Decline and Fall. This led to Plutarch and Livy, and then on to Thucydides, Herodotus, Caesar, Plato, Aristotle, Aristophanes, etc, my constant companions in high school. When a child is beginning to read great literature on their own, they have the key to the door of knowledge in their hands.

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