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MY FANTASTIC MIDLIFE CRISIS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NEW ECONOMY

I became a writer in part because I believed it was my duty. I had the ability to explain cause and effect, even when they got complicated. I could map out the links that connect the future of the polar bears to your habits of hand-washing. Time was, a nonfiction writer could make a living doing such service. Continue reading

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CAGED BIRDS SINGING: BLUEJAYS ON BARBWIRE

“What disturbs me is that every morning, without fail, there they are. The same two blissfully ignorant, beautiful blue jays teeter-tottering along the thin rusted wire between freedom and captivity without a care in the world.” — L. Roberson Hi, … Continue reading

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CAGED BIRDS SINGING: THE WELL-DRESSED APE GOES TO PRISON

MONICA WOOD: Hannah has given over this week’s space so that I can share with you some writing from women currently incarcerated at our state prison. Their posts are inspired by Hannah’s work, particularly THE WELL-DRESSED APE. You may remember … Continue reading

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THE SPOOKY POWER OF WRITING

If you think those daily affirmation calendars are a waste of a good tree, consider this: Writing briefly about something good in your life before a tough class may be able to raise your grade — for the whole semester. … Continue reading

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YOU, TOO, CAN COMMUNICATE IN CUNEIFORM!

I have a fetish about those cuneiform tablets. The first widely used method for storing data was not the silicon chip, but a blob of clay that hardened after you pressed your  symbols into it. I love these handmade floppy … Continue reading

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