11-24-12 Gladly Would He Teach

Photo of Brian Shephard and Ethan DeGeest by Scott Shephard

I have always liked Chaucer’s description of Nicholas, the young scholar who stars in one of the many stories Chaucer tells in his Canterbury Tales. About Nicholas he says: “Gladly would he teach and gladly would he learn.”

That’s a good description of my oldest son, Brian, who in this photo is seen giving his second cousin Ethan a lesson in math and English. And Ethan is clearly a willing learner. . .

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