Sunday, September 26, 2004
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
"The most obvious difference between real essays and the things one has to write in school is that real essays are not exclusively about English literature. Certainly schools should teach students how to write. But due to a series of historical accidents the teaching of writing has gotten mixed together with the study of literature. And so all over the country students are writing not about how a baseball team with a small budget might compete with the Yankees, or the role of color in fashion, or what constitutes a good dessert, but about symbolism in Dickens.
With the result that writing is made to seem boring and pointless. Who cares about symbolism in Dickens? Dickens himself would be more interested in an essay about color or baseball."
Obviously, he says it better than I do. It's about time.
Thursday, September 02, 2004
I write because it helps me relax. I take photos because they make me smile. I ride bicycles because I love it. I make odd sounds because no one will stop me. I like you because you read my blog.
linksI'm a fan of moleskinerie, notcot, postsecret, muxtape, mia, julia, will and overheard.
02/01/2004 - 03/01/2004
a thousand words
always offer an alternative