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Annie Dillard's Rhetorical Vision

Dillard’s “Total Eclipse,” the opening essay of Teaching a Stone to Talk, explores her encounter at an actual total eclipse that was evident in the northwestern U.S. 1,344 more words

Class Reflection

I Will Never Be Annie Dillard and That's OK

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I started reading Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek on a warm spring afternoon in a seedy bar in New Bedford, Massachusetts. 851 more words


Beauty and Grace ~

“The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will
or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― … 6 more words


Brian Doyle: Pro at Prose Poetry

I first discovered Brian Doyle when I read his imaginative novel of the sea, The Plover, a few years back. The good ship Plover… 667 more words


Unintentionally Living Intentionally

Live intentionally.

I’ve been hearing that phrase a lot lately. I even jotted it in my journal sometime last year because it sounded like a good thing to try—sounded like a good New Year slogan. 562 more words

Living Like Weasels by Annie Dillard

The intention of this piece is to convince readers to live “as meant to,” focus on their individual purposes (or goals), and never give up on whatever they feel they are meant to do. 1,953 more words

Human Nature

Writing Advice from Annie Dillard

I hope to be back soon, yakking away. In the meantime, here’s a little writing advice from Annie Dillard:

When you are stuck in a book; when you are well into writing it, and know what comes next, and yet cannot go on; when every morning for a week or a month you enter its room and turn your back on it; then the trouble is either of two things.

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