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Day 24: Words, Words, Words - from "Becky Shaw" (2008)

“Listen to me, Max. We have damage. People like Andrew and Susannah will always run from us when we show them who we are. I see everything you are, and I’m still here.”

– Gina Gionfriddo


Day 23: Words, Words, Words - "Pink Hollyhocks" (2004)

This post puts “beautiful” into a somewhat different – perhaps even atypical – context, especially compared to the posts that have preceded it. Diane Gilliam Fisher’s haunting “Pink Hollyhocks” (from her impressive 2004 collection Kettle Bottom) is beautiful not because of its subject (a sudden, violent, and unexpected death) but because of its natural, accessible language and powerful evocation of loss. 280 more words


Day 10: Words, Words, Words - "Resume" (1926)

Razors pain you;

Rivers are damp;

Acids stain you;

And drugs cause cramp.

Guns aren’t lawful;

Nooses give;

Gas smells awful;

You might as well live.

— Dorothy Parker


Quite Weird But Also Quite Deep: A Review of Bo Burnham's What.

Bo Burnham has been a part of my life since I was sixteen. I am now twenty four and I am no less impressed by his creative output then I was when I was sixteen. 1,034 more words

General Art/Pop Culture

Day 2: Words, Words, Words - from "A Single Man" (2009)

A few times in my life, I’ve had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel, rather than think, and things seem so sharp.

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A Hot Minute

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

The past two months have been busy, no question. On top of attempting to write weekly articles for The Odyssey Online, I have been doing the following: 374 more words

Grad School

Rambles and Shambles (1)

There’s a certain problematic thing that’s been floating around that asks some questions and sorts them out if you get what I’m saying.

One of the questions is “All I need is…” 100 more words