Monthly Archives: February 2013

In the time it took to boil an egg

Watched water does not boil any faster so I devised a fun exercise: identify the books that have had an impact on me, in no particular order, and write down the uncensored and spontaneous reasons why in the time it … Continue reading

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Paging Doctor Shakespeare

A teacher I had many years ago proved Shakespeare’s greatness in forty lines.  Out of the thousands and thousand of lines the Bard wrote, these forty lines, which I will present below, these simple forty lines in common speech were … Continue reading

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The Runaway Run-On

You, dear reader, sit down to enjoy your book and, as patriarch or mistress of the dog and cat that you are, open the intended object of your delight, or you power it up on your e-reader device of choice … Continue reading

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Hush now…It is in the doing

It is Black History Month. As counter-intuitive as it may sound, William Faulkner is unavoidable in taking the measure of American black life. The assertion needs bearing out. Reading Faulkner is to experience many things: difficulty, especially when he writes … Continue reading

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Spunk and Monkey Junk

Many readers know Zora Neale Hurston for her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Alice Walker is responsible for rescuing an author from obscurity. Hurston was buried in a pauper’s grave. The only other writer who comes immediately to my … Continue reading

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