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David Sedaris--"Leviathan" (New Yorker, January 5, 2015)

SOUNDTRACK: LES CLAYPOOL-Of Fungi and Foe (2009).

After doing the various solo records, Les spent some time making the Electric Apricot movie and soundtrack (which I don’t know).  1,115 more words

Funny (ha Ha)

Why I Love Roz Chast's "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?"

By Leslie Eckford RN, LCSW                                           

I’ve always been a fan of Roz Chast’s cartoons in the New Yorker. With some of her cartoons, I would instantly have a laugh and with others, I might puzzle over it for a bit. 435 more words


A historic anti-climax (but a worthwhile one)

Yikes! Where did the last 10 days go? Been squirreling away at resumes, cover letters and networking e-mails in the library; also have had a friend from my high school days come stay with me this past week, so we’ve been busy. 125 more words

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Colin Barrett--"The Ways" (New Yorker, January 5, 2015)

SOUNDTRACK: PRIMUS–They Can’t All Be Zingers (2006).

It’s funny to think of Primus having a greatest hits album, although they did in fact have some hits. 660 more words

Short Story

Words We’re Scared To Use: But, but, but...

The first in an occasional series about words that people are wary of using…

1. But me some buts!

For me, one of the best lessons in editing came from reading out essays during college tutorials. 948 more words