Last Week Tonight

Last week was A Week.  Some weeks we gaze at the news from afar, and other weeks we lift it up and carry it on our shoulders. I don’t think I can say much about Cecil the Lion that hasn’t already been said.  Yes, it was unthinkably cruel — not to mention illegal.  Yes, those responsible should […]

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Friday

Happy Friday, my friends! Let’s catch up, shall we? I’m currently sitting cross-legged on my bed, a pile of almost-but-not-quite overdue library books teetering on the shelves above me. I’m trying to pawn my apple chips off on you. They were an impulse buy at Target, and I hate them. Want some? I’ve been busy […]

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Poetry for Saturday

Last NoBloPoMo post.  Last one.  In honor of surviving the month, of posting every single day for thirty days, I’m going to write one last poetry post.  And then you won’t hear from me for three weeks as I regenerate my currently exhausted store of post ideas via repeated watchings of “Alaska State Troopers.” I’m […]

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Friday Favorites 8

This book Believe me when I tell you that this book is predicting the future: in The Circle, every bit of every person’s life available to the public.  When that begins to happen, as The Circle explains, the world begins to grow suspicious of those who choose not to share.  They surely must be hiding some […]

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Poetry for Saturday

The first memory I have of Sylvia Plath is from Introduction to Literature.  It was spring of my freshman year of college, and I was still learning how to talk about what I had read.  Poetry I found (and still find) particularly challenging, and thus, intimidating.  I sat next to Jessie, a kind sophomore who […]

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What’s Going On

Post theme song: Someday this video will cease to be funny.  Thankfully, that day is not today. While you enjoy the music, here’s what’s going on with me lately: 1. I have finished The Years.  Truthfully, this novel lost me a bit in the middle.  It began spectacularly: it set me up to follow an extended […]

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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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Between Books

I apologize for the quiet week posting-wise.  I blame it on being between books; I began one, discarded it, began another, discarded it.  I knew I wanted to read something, but couldn’t figure out what.  I spent a great deal of time staring at my bookshelves, and the rest of the time watching mindless YouTube […]

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