Tag Archive: writing

In Defense of the MFA: My Story

I have decided to pursue an MFA in creative writing. Lots of people in the writing / publishing world have strong opinions about MFAs. Not all of them favorable. Here’s what I’ve concluded. When I was a kid I wanted…
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Re: Philanthropy, Thoreau Got It Wrong

  Dear Henry,   I’ve recently read your book Walden and would like to share my observations with you, if that’s alright. I’m sorry to hear that your cabin was torn down, reassembled, and ultimately dismantled not long after you…
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Where to Find Your Next Favorite Book

  As good old-fashioned bookstores become more and more yeti-like these days (i.e. difficult to find, smelly and temperamental when cornered) it can be tough to know where find a good book. You go to Amazon, scroll through the “other…
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20 Podcasts I Think You Might Like

I’m a big NPR nerd. No question. Have been for a while. (Yes, I realize that “NPR nerd” is redundant.) NPR-listening,  as with all gateway drugs, inevitably led me into that crooked psychotropic world of podcast addiction. Once you start…
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Thoughts On Serial Season 1: A Podcast Post Mortem

The first season of Serial is the most popular podcast of all time. With over five million downloads, it far outpaces anything that’s come before it. People attribute the show’s success to a number of things: 1) It adopted a…
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A Dispatch to the Future: Horses, Robots, & The End of the World

Beside Myself

What I am writing in this post has already become irrelevant. Writers have an uneasy relationship with time. They often aren’t appreciated until they cross their arms and lay down in a coffin. Writing, by its very nature, is communication with…
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