Monthly Archives: May 2009

Absolutely brilliant

Stanley Fish’s brilliant blog “The Writing Lesson” is the finest piece about teaching writing I’ve read. A short, enlightening article. share?

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Why they did what they did

There they were, all in a row, crowding the wires strung high over the street, balanced over tight-gripping claws, looking something like small crows. But they were sparrows. They spoke to each other frequently, calling out over this wing or … Continue reading

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A new poem from Steve Toth: “Willing to Change”

…Like the rain dropping everything but its desire to reach the ground… — from “Willing to Change” by Steve Toth. share?

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Better than the movie

Anthony Lane’s New Yorker Mag review (titled “Highly Illogical”) of the new (eleventh) Star Trek movie is dense, running on 24 levels, and funny as hell. There are too many good bits too thickly interwoven to be plucked out as … Continue reading

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Spelling your name, 3 drafts

Last night I fell asleep under only a sheet. There was a chill rain all night, and my windows were open. Later I woke from the cold. My right hand was tracing the name of the man I love in … Continue reading

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