When you study public speaking, you are also join-ing a
long history with many traditions, including the following:
Fourth to first centuries bce. During this golden age of
public speaking, the Greek philosopher Aristotle
formulated, and Roman orators ref
occurrence), I didnt have the sense of a narrative gallingly unfinished. I had
the sense of a narrative almost entirely unbegun.
Earlier I said that you couldnt live through the Third Germany without
discovering who you were, more or less (always a revela
hair. Willem, he says, it wasnt Harolds fault. I made him do it.
Willem snorts. Obviously, he says. But he still shouldnt have agreed to it.
They are quiet for a long time, and he thinks of what he needs to say, what he has always thought but never articu
in town, and Malcolm couldnt be trusted not to freak out) and asked him, begged him, to come over after work. He told
him where, exactly, the rest of the crystal was (under the loose half-plank of wood under the right side of the bed), and where
William, no! What would Keith think of me? She pulled her hands out from under her, began to smooth her skirt. Just
give me a few minutes to collect myself.
When he turned, she was as red as hed ever seen herdespite or because of which, his mind kept runn
Let the Dogs Out
Dad, what are we doing here? I mumbled, my mouth full of the saltine crackers Id been stuffing
down my gullet since Memphis. Anything to take my mind off the heat, the endless cotton fields, and the
thought of how bad slavery must have be
Atticus forgot his hands. He bent over to tie perfectly tied shoelaces and came up with a
flushed but straight face. Thatll do, Scout, he said. Apologize to y our aunt. Dont start a
row the minute y ou get home.
Jean Louise smiled at her father. When regi
ago, before she was anybodys, and looking after her now was a way of
demonstrating that she still really belonged to them. Nobody asked for
autographs, or made her pose for pictures, no one called the paperswe just
danced. My only job was to demonstrate t
As the parent of this inner child, one of your most important tasks is to engage it and reward it
for behaving itself while you get your work done.
If you had a 3-year-old in real life, you might say, Mommy has to finish this proposal in the
next twenty m
And the Old Boozer knocked her up when she was
eighteen? When he was our age.
All right. Marrying him was forgivable, I suppose, said Boris. He shrugged.
Eighteen. But she hasnt left him, has she. How do you laugh that one off?
I know. Its difficult to .