The O. Henry Prize Stories

Every year Anchor Books publishes a collection of short stories honoring O. Henry.

The 2018 edition did not disappoint and I highly recommend it.

O. Henry’s given name was William Sidney Porter. He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1862 and wrote over 600 stories.

The most famous of his stories is probably “The Gift of the Magi.”

He is known for his surprise endings.

What is Education?

“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

Yeats’ definition of education is a useful model.

Some believe that the learning process is really a piling on of more and more information.

Yeats points out the opposite.

Because, education, if not sparked by passion, does not endure.