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Our Most Segregated Hour

Posted by Faculty Contributor on March 03, 2011

The following is an excerpt from "Our Most Segregated Hour," one of 10 essays collected in Erin Tocknell's new book of creative nonfiction, Confederate Streets. It is available in bookstores on March 19 and can be ordered through as a paperback or Kindle version.

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Topics: writing, Caldwell Writing Center, childhood, First Person, religion, Upper School Life

The Ten-Minute Walk

Posted by Faculty Contributor on September 09, 2010

During a free period at the end of May, I walked from the Dining Hall to the house just outside campus which would become my residence in August.  The air had lost most of its spring luster; the close of another school year was imminent.  Standing on the porch that I knew would become my porch, I fished the cell phone from my messenger bag and checked the time. 11:55.  I walked down the steps, turned right, then left, and headed across campus.  When I arrived at the door of the Caldwell Writing Center, I checked the cell phone again. 12:05.

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Topics: boarding school, decisions, Caldwell Writing Center, college essays, First Person, students, teachers, Upper School Life

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