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Literary Ambitions and Lack of Execution

It was a two-week hiatus that went on for almost two months. The end of the summer was hard and not writing was just that much easier. But yes, I have officially opened the Word Document with the 120,000-word “pet project” (at this point, I am comfortable enough to say that I am fairly deep… Read more »

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Mom, I’m in the Dictionary!

A very exciting thing happened to me today. A few hours after I came in to work, a colleague told me that I had been cited by the people who write the dictionary.   And, absurd as the claim seemed to be at the time, it was true! In an article on the changing uses of… Read more »

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An Attempt At Cross-Out Poetry

  I had trouble coming up with a blog post today. To compensate, I grabbed a copy of an old New Yorker magazine and tried to write a poem by crossing out words rather than adding them. This type of writing is much harder than it looks — I thought I had a brilliant idea but soon… Read more »

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Books That Disappoint: The Vacationers

I like writing reviews as much as the next person-with-a-blog, but will usually try to limit myself from pushing out too many because I worry that they will come off like endorsements. Part of this comes from the fact that I am often too quick to recommend things to others and part of it comes from the tendency… Read more »