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Weakness is true and real

“(But if the strength ain’t real, I recall thinking the very last thing that day, before I finally passed out, then the weakness sure enough is. 53 more words

Literature

Yee-haw! I'm Packin' up the Conestoga and lightin' out on The Oregon Trail...

It’s a long road to the University of Oregon Creative Writing Program and it starts with greasing the wheels of the Conestoga wagon and deciding what you must have and what you can live without: 67 more words

Publishing

proud of myself

“I guided the boat skillfully across the spangled water, never brushing any of the mammoth-sized stumps the whole trip, aware of my audience, pleased with my performance under pressure, and proud of myself. 26 more words

Literature

the first snowstorm is the most important

“But if there is one thing you learn in college it is that the first snowstorm is the most important—score high in your first test and you can coast out the rest of the term.” 6 more words

Literature

subconsciously hoping for the worst

“And I put on what? Of course. John Coltrane. “Africa Brass.” I recall no malice aforethought in this choice, but who can say? Does one ever play Coltrane for the uninitiated without subconsciously hoping for the worst? 62 more words

Literature

Games 5 & 6: One Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest

With apologies to Ken Kesey…. and to Oscar Levant who declared pun the lowest form of humor, something’s bugging the Blues.

The Note who looked so fast and dominating against Arizona last Saturday, appeared to be missing a step the following day against this year’s Cup-favorite, the Anaheim Ducks.   251 more words

St. Louis Blues

Staff Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

Reviewed by Rachel

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is one of those books that I think everyone’s at least heard of – if not read themselves. 403 more words

Fiction

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