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Contacting Mr. Garrity

Dear Parents and Students,

Please contact me via Loop Mail or CUSD email whenever you have a question, need help, or wish to make a comment. Also--if you cannot complete an assignment or homework, please email me or see me IN ADVANCE to ask for an extension. In some cases I may ask for a parental note to verify your circumstances. Obviously, this does not apply for emergency situations.

Understanding Plagiarism has produced a study of the different types of plagiarism. It is an illuminating summary of the many types of plagiarism committed today, ranked hierarchically.


Summer Reading (including in-process...)

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

Orfeo by Richard Powers

The Overstory by Richard Powers

There, There by Tommy Orange

The Metamorphosis by Ovid (trans. Allen Mandelbaum)

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

The Dreamt Land by Mark Arax


Books read over the past two or three years

Outline Rachel Cusk

Transit Rachel Cusk

Kudos Rachel Cusk

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner (re-reading)

Still Life by Louise Penny

Zero K by Don DeLillo

Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

The Information by James Gleick

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The Goldfinch by Donna Tarrt

A Secret History by Donna Tarrt

Last Updated: August 15, 2019 | 7:06 PM

Mr. Garrity on Patriot Hill hike-San Clemente
On Patriot Hill in San Clemente.
Camping 2019
Camping in Bridgeport, Ca.
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo.
Someone got into UCLA
One of these people is going to UCLA.
Broccoli from my garden.