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In Praise of Penmanship

I come to the realization that I teach English, not when I have encounters with simple past and past participles, but when I get to read student writing. 664 more words

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Reading Evelyn Waugh

Scrunchies are “in” and the H&M summer catalogue informs me that Evelyn Waugh’s book Brideshead Revisited is one of the hippest reads of the summer. Both of these things could be annoying. 752 more words

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Anthropologie

I probably knew that looking through the Anthropologie website just before beginning Brad Gregory’s book, The Unintended Reformation, was not such a good idea, but, I looked through it anyway. 338 more words

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Death, or Something Like It

A couple of years ago, a friend visited me while I was working overseas. She was reading Dostoyevsky. I have not read Dostoyevsky. I saw an (unsuccessful) adaptation of The Idiot as a musical, but that is the limit of my Dostoyevsky experience. 569 more words

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The Purpose of Wasabi and Ginger

We live in an age of information, where we have vast and easy access to data about other cultures. All it takes is a quickly-typed search term and a click of the mouse to become familiar with the practices and beliefs of any culture that piques our curiosity. 492 more words

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Living Dependently

Everyone knows that grad students are not supposed to live at home. They are supposed to live in attics, and basements, and leaky apartments, and they are supposed to eat lentils (when they eat at all). 622 more words

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