Friday

A poem I love.  One word: hips. Donate those sentimental-but-frankly-hard-to-look-at items to the Museum of Broken Relationships.  I would send a Beanie Baby, an Oscar Meyer Wienermobile Whistle, and stacks of mixed CDs. Interloping owls invited to stay in a museum’s rafters … only at the Smithsonian. Using stories to teach history is more effective […]

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Friday

Bad Hamlet My friend Kay and I went to see Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet: The First Quarto on Wednesday.  The production value was fantastic for $15, and it was interesting to see the differences between the First Quarto and the later Quarto and Folio (unpolished “To Be or Not to Be,” two guys […]

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Friday Favorites 7

This View I used to think that when I grew up, I’d like to live in the city.  In the city, I thought, it would never grow dark.  I would never feel isolated or bored or afraid.  I wouldn’t need to worry about bears while dragging my trash to the street on winter evenings.  But […]

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National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)

I’ve always been an admirer of those who participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Simultaneously, I’ve always been good at coming up with reasons why I myself cannot participate. I’m in college.  I have, you know, schoolwork.  And schoolwork has to come first. I’m too busy singlehandedly winning Obama the 2012 presidential election. Intramural […]

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Friday Favorites 6

This town: There is a town in Maryland named Chevy Chase. Not after this man, although that’s what I thought at first. This Chevy Chase’s real name is Cornelius.  According to Wikipedia (only the most reliable sources for you, dear reader), “Chase was named for his adoptive grandfather Cornelius, while the nickname Chevy was bestowed […]

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Writing “Rules”

Admittedly, upon waking this morning and reading the Weather Channel’s description of the cool temperature and slight breeze, I bolted outside in my pajamas to confirm for myself.  I appreciate every change of season as it comes, but there’s something about fall.  Perhaps it’s the (lifelong, I suspect) association with a new school year, but […]

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Inaugural Friday Favorites

When I’m not writing blog posts–that is, when I’m not slaving away in a garret with only a stubby candle to light my laptop and a small mouse for company (A Little Princess style)–I am often reading other blogs.  And what I have noticed over the past few months is that many “other blogs” have a […]

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For Writers

This is my 365th post.  If you’ll remember, a few years ago I made a pact to post on this blog every day for a year.  If I had kept that pact, I would have reached my 365th post long before now.  But I’m still here, and I’m proud as anything of that.  In honor […]

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