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The Freedom to Dream

In Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs: The Wilderness of Childhood, he writes “Childhood is a branch of cartography.” Chabon muses about the long passages of time when, as a child, … Continue reading

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July 16, 2009 · Leave a comment

Lessons from Poets

Poetry can feel, at times, as rarified as air, precious for its purity, its essentialness, its glittering, fluid, whimsical magnificence. It gives weight to simplicity and simplicity to weight, nourishing … Continue reading

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July 9, 2009 · Leave a comment

Other Beginnings

As an inverse response to my June 16 post, “Beginnings”, Chris Harder just sent me the 2009 winners in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest to write the worst opening sentence. … Continue reading

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July 3, 2009 · Leave a comment
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