Diners and Blueberry Pie 

June 19, 2021

I had breakfast at a diner this morning. Yes, that's right, you heard me: an actual diner.  Indoors.  Unmasked.  I mean, I wore a mask when I came in, but for the meal I took it off.  Everyone...

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"One Art," by Elizabeth Bishop

June 18, 2021

Oh this is sort of fun—a close reading of Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art.”  But it is a tepid analysis of a great poem, missing some obvious things.


First of all, let’s allow that it’s not a great...

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Links for June 4

June 04, 2021

32 years ago today, an iconic image of our era was committed to posterity: 

Wait for it

I wonder if we have fully recognized how iconic, how representative, it would be.  Resistance--yes.  But futile...

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