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Virtue, Luck, Mental Health, and Pedophilia

In All the King’s Men, there is a tender scene where teenage Jack Burden and Anne Stanton find themselves alone in the house after a rainstorm and almost, but not quite, make love for the first time.   1,049 more words

Constant Change

“Constant change” is an axiom of business communications that is so over-used nowadays that it is almost trite to say it and painful to hear it.  294 more words

Leadership And Management

"For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest..."

“For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.”

– Robert Penn Warren, writer, novelist, poet, literary critic



I need to be obsessed when I write. I’m talking about forgetting to eat and sleep, about not knowing how to interact with people. 943 more words


Idle Speculation

A former housemate of mine, James Paul Rice, has a historical novel coming out next year based on the 1822 Denmark Vesey uprising. Being a native of the Lowcountry of South Carolina, I was somewhat familiar with Denmark Vesey, but he came absolutely alive for me as I read Mr. 587 more words


MacDonald, Tey, Waugh, and Warren for your Pleasure

The book I’m reading on fiction-writing (Writing Fiction, from the Gotham Writers’ Workshop, which is wonderful so far) cautions against getting too enamored of your own writing: “Be particularly careful of language that’s so beautiful you notice it just for that.   630 more words