My very sweet reader, Mariah, (who is probably far too young to be reading this blog) emailed me this, and made my whole damn day.
Her History teacher asked the class to write down what they knew about Copernicus and turn it in. This is what she handed in:
“I got the paper back later that day with a red minus on the top. I’m guessing this is because my paper was so spot on he was too astonished to finish the A+ he was writing.
Also he probably should have been more specific as to which Copernicus we were writing about.”
PS. I did point out to Mariah that it’s possible she got a minus because she misspelled my name. The devil is in the details, Mariah. And also probably in Copernicus.