Tag Archives: literature

Writing in a world awash in words

Years ago, when I went to college in San Francisco, I was distressed by the numbers of people who wanted to write. My writing was to be special – more stylish, more moving, more profound than theirs. Besides, I had

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Hungry for life and art

Pam Crandall went to the ER at something like 3 a.m. yesterday morning. She’d only been home a few days from a scary heart surgery in the hospital in Burlington. It might be pneumonia; it might be something to do

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Reading then and now

Many months ago I wrote a post about Garret Keizer—a teacher, thinker and writer who lives and works in the Northeast Kingdom. Keizer was a very popular teacher at Lake Region High School in the Kingdom for seven years and

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At the center of the action

The other night I watched the Grammys. In their entirety. That’s something I don’t usually do—though not as a matter of principle—I’m curious about what people are listening to, what’s popular. But most often, I seem to be sharing my

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Looking for roots

Thinking about the search for roots and how many of us are without them.

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