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'Writing Is Selection': John McPhee on the Art of Omission

Writing is selection. Just to start a piece of writing you have to choose one word and only one from more than a million in the language.

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The art of omission

Over the last couple of years, it has slowly become clear that the series of articles on the writing life that John McPhee is unhurriedly publishing in… 1,080 more words


The greening of a story

A common complaint then among Time writers who found themselves stuck on a story was “this story just won’t write”—as if the story had a will of its own and was using it to resist being shaped into a coherent narrative.

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Quote Of The Day

What Does Real Love Look Like?

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Audrey Hepburn

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’

Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’    40 more words

Page Larkin Date Guide

If you want to try Singapore's famous street food, you'd best make your trip now

Published by Global Post, July 10, 2015

By Tom Benner

SINGAPORE — When the former British colony of Singapore became a country nearly 50 years ago, its people were sustained by a multiethnic street food culture that would make the island-nation a global food mecca. 62 more words


Family Man, by Calvin Trillin

Family Man is a collection of essays by Calvin Trillin on child raising and family matters.

I first started subscribing to The Nation in the early 1980s, and I always enjoyed Trillin’s humor column. 1,021 more words


Calvin Trillin on Parenting: Your Children Are Either the Center of Your Life or They're Not — the Rest Is Commentary

“There was no doubt about  priorities. While our girls were growing up, she hated being separated from them; after a two-week trip to Asia, when they were about ten and thirteen, she decided that one week was her limit. 871 more words