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Rose Wilder Lane

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open. ― Rose Wilder Lane


Sylvia Plath

Thoughts that found a maze of mermaid hair
Tangling in the tide’s green fall
Now fold their wings like bats and disappear
Into the attic of the skull. 42 more words


Using Reacting to the Past to Teach English Composition 101

When I asked if I could use Reacting to the Past (RTTP) in my new English Composition 101 class, and the answer was “yes,” I could barely contain my excitement. 1,135 more words



there, as here, ruin opens
the tomb, the temple; enter,
there as here, there are no doors…

― H.D., from “The Walls Do Not Fall,” 24 more words


Joyce Carol Oates

The heavenly light you admire is fossil-light, it’s the unfathomably distant past you gaze into, stars long extinct. — Joyce Carol Oates, Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (E. P. Dutton, 1993)


Emma Cline: The Girls (2016)

I knew a lot about The Girls and Emma Cline’s publishing deal before the book was even out. It has been sold at an auction for 2,000,000 $ – together with the next, not yet written – novel and a collection of short stories. 752 more words