Monthly Archives: July 2013

Class assignments!

I love getting my teaching assignments for the new semester. Everything seems so full of possibility and infinite potential. Everything could go right! All my changes could be successful! So much fun to be had! Somewhere in late October, gloom … Continue reading

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Put off your armor

On Sunday I took V. to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, a fixture of my own childhood, unfailing in the delights of the gems exhibit. I took a picture of V. in front of a geode nearly her own … Continue reading

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The Heat & Spanx

Somewhere in the first half of The Heat there is a Spanx joke. “Those are my Spanx,” Sandra Bullock pleads, her voice almost cracking. “They hold everything together!” “Why?” Melissa McCarthy demands, “what’s gonna come popping out?” The Heat is … Continue reading

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Writing shapes the thought

On my shelf I have three (!) copies of Frankenstein right now. I also have a matted, framed scrap of paper that I rescued from the trash in the writing center where I used to work. (If I could find … Continue reading

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