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Constrained Writing 27: Quotation Rearranged

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I came up with this idea today: Take a quotation and rearrange all the words, creating a new piece of text that still makes (some) sense. 113 more words

Constrained Writing

February 27, 1902: Travels with Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was born and grew up in Salinas, California, a part of the fertile region he would later call the Pastures of Heaven in a collection of short stories and the setting for many of his works. 207 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

February 27 in history

1560 The Treaty of Berwick, which expelled the French from Scotland, was signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland.

1594 Henry IV was crowned King of France. 543 more words


“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.”

– John Steinbeck


'Of Mice and Men': live, on screen

Screen stars on a theatre stage on film.

This is what I was treated to at the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday at the National Theatre Live recording of the 2014 Broadway production of “Of Mice And Men.” 643 more words


John Steinbeck: 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature

On October 21, 2014, Della Mae Wood inspired us to read — or read again — this American master who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962.  516 more words



But I take my two pipes in the afternoon, no more and no less, like the elders. And I feel that I am a man. And I feel that a man is a very important thing—maybe more important than a star. 48 more words