Author Archives: Rich

“So that butter––can’t be butter, then.”

Two weeks ago (April 2nd), Lauren and I attended the American Vegan Society‘s spring dinner at Atlantic Cape Community College’s student-run Carême‘s restaurant. Nota bene: While Lauren and I are not strictly vegan (she and her hubby went out for … Continue reading

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“Oh, Brother. Thank god for you.”

––my sister texts. “Oh?” “Yes. [With everything…] Then I think, but Rich understands me, so I’m ok.” My sister had lost her key. But she found one: another one. “It is good you got a key. That seems significant somehow. … Continue reading

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A Statement of Some Purpose

In looking for a file just now, I stumbled across this statement of purpose I wrote up for graduate school. I was accepted to Oxford and to University College London that year; and chose UCL; for the same reason that … Continue reading

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Bangs & Beard Go to the Museum. Later that weekend: Men Who Brunch; A Most Uncharacteristic Peppermint Mocha.

Madison & I drift through the European wing on the second floor of the museum. Here, a little Dutch room, where I imagine myself very happy; in Het Scheepje (The Little Ship). Madison seems to much prefer the English drawing room. Would … Continue reading

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And so, the Crash.

My hard drive crashed this week; or last week maybe. I have been without a computer since then; frantically checking e-mail and Facebook when/where I am able to (the zombie voices that just keep calling if not cut back; if … Continue reading

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World Literature, Week 5

In my sections of World Lit this week, we’ll start looking at graphic narratives/novels. Students are reading Guy DeLisle’s Burma Chronicles for next week. 1. Literary terms to use when discussing comics/graphic narratives: panel, a single box in which dialogue … Continue reading

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World Literature, Week 4

This week we’ll be discussing Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden. In addition to reading the text, you can rent the 1994 film online (directed by Roman Polanski). 1) I usually have students, in groups, research the following topics to … Continue reading

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