Megan Dunham

Redeeming Santa Claus

Family
by Megan Dunham
Posted 12/16/10, 03:33 pm

I grew up believing in Santa. There are many photos of me through the years sitting with my older sister and a variety of jolly old men with long white beards wearing red velvet suits. Though clearly terrified in one or two of these photos, the rest prove I managed to reconcile myself to believing in the man with the magical sack of toys and his amazing flying reindeer.

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A teachable moment in personal responsibility

Family
by Megan Dunham
Posted 12/02/10, 03:09 pm

My sixth-grader is in the youth group at our church, which meets every other Sunday evening. While I've yet to attend one of their meetings, I'm told the standard food, fun, and fellowship are on the docket.

This past Sunday evening, our pastor was kind enough to bring several of the kids (including my daughter) home after the meeting. I saw them pull into the driveway, so I went out to thank him for bringing home my daughter, whom, as she exited the van in a drunken-like stupor, proclaimed to the world that she'd consumed 12 sodas that night.

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The selling point

Education
by Megan Dunham
Posted 11/18/10, 03:48 pm

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ran an article titled "The Shadow Scholar: The man who writes your students' papers tells his story." The editor's note at the beginning explains that "Ed Dante is a pseudonym for a writer who lives on the East Coast. Through a literary agent, he approached The Chronicle wanting to tell the story of how he makes a living writing papers for a custom-essay company and to describe the extent of student cheating he has observed."

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