Category Archives: Anecdotes

David Bruce: Good Deeds Anecdotes

People respected the dancer/ choreographer Katherine Dunham. In Paris, France, the luggage of her dance troupe was not released to them because workers on strike in the port of Cherbourg were using it to block a road. However, when the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Gifts Anecdotes

The husband of Jodi R. Scott wanted to get his license to be a principal so he went back to school. This meant that he had to quit his job as a teacher and move to an apartment close to … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Football Anecdotes

In 2011, Joslyn Levell, an 8thgrader with spina bifida who spends most of her time in a wheelchair, got an impressive date for her end-of-school-year formal dance at Suncrest Middle School in Morgantown, West Virginia: J.T. Thomas, who had played … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

M.F.K. Fisher wrote about food, but she denied that she was a food writer. Of course, she was an authority on food, and that led to a problem. She explains that she received many fan letters, including some from celebrities, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Family Anecdotes

After writing her first novel, The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton became depressed and suffered from writer’s block. It was her boyfriend who figured out that she was depressed because she wasn’t writing. Therefore, he came up with an idea to make … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Education Anecdotes

Mo Willems, author and illustrator of the Knuffle Bunny children’s picture books, grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Growing up was not always fun. When he was in the first and second grades, he was tormented by a bully, but … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Education Anecdotes

In September 2013, Redditor tradeidda asked, “Who is the best teacher you ever had and what made them so great?” Fellow Redditor tooawesomeforacid responded that he had done badly in high school despite having all Advanced Placement courses. It seemed … Continue reading

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