Depression, and Danger
If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind. Each crisis seems final, simply because it is new.
-- GEORGE ELIOT, MIDDLEMARCH
A good analysis will take you to places you don't know are there. You didn't know your tears were there, but they were.
-- LARRY MCMURTRY, DUANE's DEPRESSED
Unit tests took place every four or five weeks in Mr. Hirsch's class. When he was starting out teaching, he used to refer to them as quizzes, thinking that might minimize students' test anxiety. And once he even called them, in a lighthearted moment, "quizzies." But that was when somebody piped up from the back of the room, "If this is one of his quizzies, I'd hate to see his testes." Teachers learn fast if they're going to survive in the profession.
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Publication information: Book title: Field Guide to the American Teenager:A Parent's Companion. Contributors: Joseph Di Prisco - Author, Michael Riera - Author. Publisher: Perseus Publishing. Place of publication: Cambridge, MA. Publication year: 2000. Page number: 243.