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Adventure #4, An American Sentence: A Life in 17 Syllables

(See “An Adventure a week . . .” for a description of this project) Week of February 26 Your straight lip wavered, maturing to a frown, stuck for one breath to a tooth.

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Adventure #3, Staring at the Wall: Meaning Falls Inward

(See “An Adventure a Week . . .” for a description of this project) Week of February 19, 2012 One evening after work, I found myself staring at the wall, lost in thought and unable to move. I would say … Continue reading

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Adventure #2, Opera at The Gracie: Broken Wings to “Meow, Meow”

(see “An Adventure a Week . . .” post for an explanation of this project) Week of February 12 In from the needling cold, I enter The Gracie theater, with its roof shaped like a gentle ocean wave or a … Continue reading

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Adventure #1, Starbucks: Jogging Pants and the Dynamics of Dating

(see “An Adventure a Week . . .” post for an explanation of this project) After maneuvering through Sunday traffic and the shenanigans of retirees and twenty-somethings trying to park, I wiggled my way into the cafe, a freezing breeze dogging my heels. … Continue reading

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It isn’t the Truth; It’s Just a Memoir

Recently, I let a few friends read the first chapter of a memoir I have been struggling with for a number of years. After getting through the first chapter, a little muddy eyed, some expressed a mixture of confusion, which … Continue reading

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Spider-man, “Meanwhile,” and Memory

Note: This is a personal essay Slumped over on our sides, elbows stuck in our sleeping bags, my brother and I read Spider-man comics in the domed tent that smelled of burnt pine sap and wet socks. We had spent the day … Continue reading

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The “Creepiot”

Interview with Nicholas Carr Our students often offer provocative insights about issues we rarely consider. This happened the other day when my students and I were having one of those obligatory discussions about facebooking and apparently insipid facebookers. Sometimes so … Continue reading

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