This weekend I had lunch with my mentor, great friend and former high school English teacher, Bill Jenkins.
I brought along a recently found copy of my notebook from Intermediate Composition (circa 1996). It was fascinating to read through it. I noticed:
We searched through the pages and found some interesting quotations. The first comes from Bill Jenkins himself:
"Good writing is like walking across a stage naked."
Another comes from Leo Tolstoy:
"Write only with your pen dipped in your own blood."
The last one is one of my all time favorites. It's another Bill Jenkins original:
"We learn not from our experiences but from intelligent reflection upon those experiences."
Wow. Maybe I did learn something in high school.
LET ME ASK YA THIS...
What did you learn in high school that's still applicable to your life today?
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