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Rachel Platten announces new album "Wildfire"

Rachel Platten has announced the title of her major label debut album.

The singer-songwriter christened her new collection “Wildfire” and will release it through Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records. 73 more words

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Looking and listening this week

The ankle is mending and the doctor says no surgery is needed, so although I don’t really know what happened I do know I can gradually get back walking everywhere again. 168 more words


Hey You, Speak Up!: On Teaching "Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp" by Joy Williams

On writing fiction Joy Williams recently observed, “a novel wants to befriend you, a short story almost never.” She didn’t reveal her thoughts on the essay, but my belief is she considers this genre your… 679 more words

My Favorite Essay To Teach

Thoreau, meet Kaczynski

Something I learned a few years into my teaching career (that I wish I would have known earlier) was that pairing texts when designing a syllabus can create great dialogue in the classroom as well as cohesion in course content and discussion. 928 more words

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Rachel Platten premieres new single "Stand By You" music video

Rachel Platten has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Stand By You” to her Vevo channel on Friday (November 06, 2015). 96 more words

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Thursday Tracks: Until the Levee

I absolutely loved The Civil Wars. I just loved how their voices worked together and the music they were releasing. I thought it was all fantastic. 78 more words


Time To Write.

I’ve finally got round to creating my ultimate “writing playlist”; a collection of songs to inject some much-needed inspiration into the writing process. It may not be that extensive at the moment, but I shall share with you ten of the songs, in the hope that it might inspire some fellow writers out there. 715 more words