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Category Archives: Why I Do What I Do
A friend of mine from my first grad school days (and the wife of one of my closest friends from undergrad) died this morning, a few months after having been diagnosed with cancer. She leaves my abovementioned friend and their … Continue reading
I woke up with what might be hints of a story echoing in my head, and spent this afternoon watching my beloved Kentucky Wildcats vanquish a gutsy Penn State squad in the Citrus Bowl for their first 10-win season since … Continue reading
I’ve got a bit more grading and data entry to do, and I think I’ll wrap it up this evening. But in the meantime… *** The Spawn just returned from her last final of the term — actually a stop-and-drop, … Continue reading
When I returned to academia after my six-year exile in the magazine business, I was required to take a couple of courses on literary theory (basically pre- and post-1966). As I had discovered my first time through grad school, I … Continue reading
Yesterday, my dad’s best friend sent me a picture of the building that I believe was my first home with my parents. It’s the intersection of 14th and Woodland Streets, in what is now the very trendy neighborhood of East … Continue reading
A few minutes ago, I learned that one of my writing heroes, William Goldman, has died. He was 87 years old. I first encountered Mr. Goldman’s work in 1975, when I was nine or ten. As I’ve mentioned on numerous … Continue reading