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U is for Ulysses

is for Ulysses. Miss Lois Baumgartner, my ninth grade English teacher, introduced me to Ulysses. Ulysses is the Roman name of Odysseus, the legendary Greek king of Ithaca and a hero of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey.  Barely five feet tall, matronly, with a shock of curly white hair, Miss Baumgartner was an epic force […] (Read more)