Monthly Archives: May 2018

Bad Writing

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The bearded are better

As someone whose face has not felt the razor for more than three decades, The Philosophy of Beards is a must read. I haven’t downloaded my copy yet, but the terrific website the Public Domain Review has posted a digital version of … Continue reading

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The Great American Read

Nearly everyone has a favorite book, but what about an entire nation ? Beginning next week, PBS ( our public broadcasting network ) is embarking on a quest to discover what is America’s favorite read. The eight-part television series about … Continue reading

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The Writing Game

Star Authors is a 19th century American card game that requires a player to match notable authors with the books that they wrote. The improved 1887 edition includes 54 book title cards and 18 author cards. Based on these examples, impressive facial … Continue reading

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Benefits of Studying Abroad

I’m grateful for all of the many travel opportunities that I’ve had over the years, but I do regret that I never had the chance to participate in a study abroad program. The guest post below, along with the infographic, … Continue reading

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Pick Your Spot

You can follow Grant and even purchase prints and posters of his wonderful comics right here.

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A New Home for Readers and Writers

The Center for Fiction, which describes itself as “the only organization in the U.S. solely devoted to the creation and enjoyment of fiction,” has announced that its new home will open in Brooklyn, N.Y. in January 2019. The three-story complex, … Continue reading

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Van Life Baby

Many, many years ago, I spent some time living in a VW van. It was summertime and I was traveling with my brother Steve, so it was pretty damn awesome. That is until we lost the keys swimming in the … Continue reading

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Books and Music

Greenlight Bookstore in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, N.Y. was recently the setting for a new music video called “Good Kisser” from the group Lake Street Dive.

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