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"Legitimate" Literature? The Broken Reading Curriculum

Fall has arrived! And it’s the time of year when we all go back to school, and we hatesssss it. So in honor of our collective misery, I’d like to pick at an issue that I have with school, and that’s specifically with its reading curriculum, … 693 more words

Books And Reads


Dear Haruki Murakami,

About few weeks ago I had an AHA moment. I never really expected much anything in this life, unless directly making it happen myself, i.e. 503 more words

Haruki Murakami

Pacific Lennie

I don’t want no fight. You scoff,
But I like bruises that wash off.


Banned Books Week - Exercise Your Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week.  Why do libraries celebrate it every year?  It’s about the freedom to read.  Every American has the right to read what he or she wants to.  426 more words

Lennie's Mantra

I don’t want no trouble. When
We get there, I just stan’ an’ hush.
In case ol’ trouble finds me, then
I come and hide here in the brush… 14 more words


This is what democracy looks like

The sky over Charlotte as I drove home Thursday evening was a molten pastiche of pinks, oranges, golden rays behind clouds, and gray. On many nights, I might marvel at the beauty, but tonight I think of how Emerson claimed that nature reflects our heart back to us. 1,614 more words