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evaluating

reading for a high end contest is a lot easier than reading for admissions or lower end contest. if something’s not really good you just ditch it. very good for my confidence. this must be why people resist nuance.

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internet

I was just thinking about how important it was to have teachers insist that I trust my reader and that I picture my reader as just as smart as me, and open, and listening, and how hard that was and … Continue reading

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gladman

reading Calamities, which feels like “finally.” a) reading it thru the day by reading one or 2 essays and then doing something finite in the house like clearing off the dresser top of my folded clothes, pretending that I am … Continue reading

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awkward

thinking about low-end reality tv stakes– how feeling “awkward” is the worst thing that you can have happen to you and you will do anything to avoid feeling it yet the whole experience of watching is to negotiate the feeling … Continue reading

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cup of tea

like what is everyone’s?

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free speculative

Fiction: everyone must vote. You can vote “none of the above” but mandatory voting. Go.

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more wisdom from the bachelor

How the worst possible thing that can happen in that parable-land of american culture is: awkward. How things feeling awkward = abort abort abort. How much effort into reducing possible awkward. How horribly this maps onto our real life culture … Continue reading

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two bullet points

I really wish that every non-right-wing or bible newspaper would have a regular column reporting the reporting that so much of the country receives as news. I am really worried b/c I have a piece coming out in Harpers derived … Continue reading

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election

just wondering if the way that pop-country-white-man singers seem to win “the voice” all the time tells us anything about the current electorate. keep thinking of other things to write besides my book.  

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post election apoc

It took me this long to deactivate facebook. that is all I am saying about my own small idiocy right now.

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