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The Wall Street Night Train Stops at Bedford Avenue or The Rise of The Wall Street Hipster Kid

Essay I wrote – enjoy!

The Wall Street Night Train Stops at Bedford Avenue or The Rise of The Wall Street Hipster Kid


Last Monday I spent the better part of the day in lower Manhattan, right up the block from where old Trinity Church stands observing the’ passerby’s’.  487 more words

Lee Martin: the artist must risk failure

Celebrated novelist & memoirist discusses how he became an artist.

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few. .

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Review: 'The Days are Gods'

No one expects the days to be gods—Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Days are Gods by Liz Stephens. Nebraska, 203 pp.

Last week I got four memoirs in the mail and picked up the most celebrated.

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Tale of a gravedigger's daughter

It takes a village to raise a child, and my village was the graveyard.

—from Rachael Hanel’s memoir

 We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter by Rachael Hanel.

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John McPhee discusses chronological structure

Chronology is useful but hostile to thematic content, the writer says.

You can build a structure in such a way that it causes people to want to keep turning pages.

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Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own’

Narrative craft & spirituality in a classic feminist essay.

Intellectual freedom depends upon material things. Poetry depends upon intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor, not for two hundred years merely, but from the beginning of time.—A Room of One’s Own…

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Review/Q&A: Lee Martin's 'Such a Life'

Stay in love with the journey.—Lee Martin

Such a Life by Lee Martin. University of Nebraska Press, 214 pp.

Lee Martin, an accomplished novelist, is also a master of life stories.

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