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Carreen Raynor

Carreen Raynor swore she would never be a teacher when she majored in English; she subsequently met Christian classical education and fell so hard that she has been a teacher ever since. She resides in the PNW with her husband and two young children, where she teaches middle school writing and grammar at Seattle Classical Christian School.

Why the Ocean is Blue

Coming from Northern California, where my beloved Pacific Ocean is often a murky green or fathomless purple-gray, I always found the “wine-dark” seas of Homer resonant, fitting; until I remembered that Homer was writing about the sparkling blue gemstone that is the Mediterranean, set within its circlet of land. Wine-dark? Simple scansion cannot account for …

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