“Gee, Michelle, That’s Great.”

Barry Knister

During my years of teaching college writing courses, I remember how reluctant students were to say anything critical about a classmate’s work. Praise and high-fives were the order of the day, leaving the prof to play “bad cop.” I accepted my hatchet-man role as a by-product of youthful peer pressure.

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Barry Knister

Barry Knister

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I left teaching to write novels, such as JUST BILL, a story about dogs and kindness. Here, it’s mostly whimsy.