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Michael Blancato

Michael Blancato graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in English and psychology. He teaches writing ...

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24 Hours Without Digital Media

“People in society are spending too much time trying to see what is going on in the world, instead of experiencing it for themselves. I’ve learned that I am missing out on so many experiences, because I struggle to disconnect.”

What Is The Purpose Of Education?

My students made a habit of speaking words that were on the tip of my tongue and our trains of thought often ran parallel. But class conversation occasionally took intellectual detours that I could not anticipate.

A Pregnancy Scare

I remember the mother sighing “I guess I have to feed you,” and then offering me ham or bacon. I saw no issue publicizing my inconvenient vegetarianism to the woman who wanted me dead.