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Feb 17 2009

English Majors Suck

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I’ve started a few english courses for the semester, and one of my darling professors started us off with a book that many critics feel has little or no real literary merit, but is just controversial. Or was, for its time in the 1920s, with depictions of what today would be termed any number of […]

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Dec 21 2008

Ralph Nader – Doin’ it 4 Da Shorteez

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I’ve been thinking a lot about kids lately. A friend and an acquaintance who’ve been married within the year and are the same age are pregnant. They news of both pregnancies came within a week of each other. I guess it spurs my thinking. Michael and I have been married a bit over a year, […]

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Sep 19 2008

Read a Book – P.G. Wodehouse

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Every so often, I forget why I chose to become an English major. Don’t get me wrong, I read endlessly. But so often, I’m reading the same things because there is a comfort and familiarity there. Or I’m reading a cookbook or a magazine. There is enjoyment in all those reading activities, but little surpasses […]

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Apr 30 2008

Read a Book

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The first entry in a series. Michael and I, at my request, watched The Ice Storm this weekend. I had seen one of the strangest scenes from the film before, but not the film in its entirety. I’m not going to talk much about the movie – I think it suffered from its “artistic sensibility.” […]

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Oct 12 2007

Reading and Freedom

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Today, I checked out an e-book of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by the infamous Mark Twain, or Samuel Clemens, as it were. It is difficult to express the pure delight I gain in reading this book. I’ve likely read it for classes two or three times, but it’s a book I come back to, […]

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