I would like to see my retellings of classic literature used in schools, so I give permission to the country of Finland (and all other countries) to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever. I also give permission to the state of Texas (and all other states) to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever. I also give permission to all teachers to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever.
Teachers need not actually teach my retellings. Teachers are welcome to give students copies of my eBooks as background material. For example, if they are teaching Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey,” teachers are welcome to give students copies of my “Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’: A Retelling in Prose” and tell students, “Here’s another ancient epic you may want to read in your spare time.”
I also write collections of anecdotes; most of the anecdotes are funny or at least interesting, while some provoke thinking.
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David Bruce is a retired anecdote columnist at "The Athens News" in Athens, Ohio. He has also retired from teaching English at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
on Sep. 11, 2011 :
David Bruce (named Bruce David Bruce by a wag of an uncle, as he tells us in his introduction) has penned a series of feel-good books about both celebrities and ordinary folks who do good deeds. With so much negativity in the world these days, it's nice to be reminded that there is still kindness out there. These books have inspired me to take a closer look at how I treat others. A compliment, a simple "Thank you," even just a smile could brighten someone's day. We don't all have to be heroes or go overboard. Just start small, and you'll find that you like helping others feel better about themselves. I've gotten all of the books I can by this author, and will be looking for more as they continue to come out.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)