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World Literature, Week 1

I’m teaching World Lit this semester both online and in person. We’ve switched to Blackboard 9 at school; Blackboard 9, how I loathe you. In addition to reviewing the syllabus and expectations for the course, the first week we look … Continue reading

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An Excuse.

I remember, too; my first year teaching. One of my students told a fellow teacher-friend that, “I would marry a man like Mr. Russell.” That was, too: such a thing to say. Would not marry me, necessarily, but someone like … Continue reading

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Lovely.

After the ceremony, after oysters & champagne, we made our way down to the tidal pool to frolic with starfish. The rocks were glittered with them. Here my friend Anne poses for her 19th century British novel.

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A Lovely Excuse for Sandwiches.

When Anne and Tommy asked me to officiate, I told them I didn’t think I was allowed to do that. But I realized later that I had done it already. I remembered the two of them coming to visit me … Continue reading

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Creative Writing, Week 1

I returned late Sunday from a wedding this weekend (more details soon) & have found myself a wee bit behind/distraite ever since. Plus, I’ve had Alanis in my head ever since Robbie & I went to her concert in AC … Continue reading

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Required texts: World Literature

For anyone who will be following along at home with World Literature this fall, in addition to a trove of free online resources that we’ll be drawing upon, you will need to locate the following six texts: Things Fall Apart … Continue reading

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Drove the Inferno Orange Car to Dante Hall Last Night.

I stopped to pick up Emily in Ventnor City, who asked, “Something to drink?” and just as I was articulating a no, I’m fine, her not-quite-two-year old son rushed over to me with a Budweiser. Hank handed me the bottle, … Continue reading

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Open Mic/Reading Tonight––Dante Hall in Atlantic City.

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Free classes this fall: Creative Writing & World Literature!

I’ve gotten a wee bit o’erwhelmed this week in starting to plan for the fall term. I have to run out to the college tomorrow for a hot minute to drop off syllabi to be copied. These next two weeks … Continue reading

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For the Week of August 12th

Saturday, August 11th: Into the city. Pick up free new-members mug from the museum (finally). Drinks at Talula’s Garden; dinner at Jones. Sunday, August 12th: Breakfast at North End Beach Grill. Laundry. Monday, August 13th: Fill in at the law … Continue reading

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