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A Dispatch on the Writing of DISPATCHES FROM THE DROWNINGS by Benjamin J. Hollars


The morning following my first night in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a young man drowned in the river behind our home. I was out for an early morning jog when I noticed a police car pulled to the side of the road running parallel to the river. 1,525 more words

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I Don't Know What I'm Thinking - September Reading List

I’m determined to finish the books from my August list this month! In order to keep with the theme of over-estimating myself, I’ll add 5 more for September. 115 more words


African Dreams, German Campfire, English Words by Sylvia Schlettwein

Namibian writer, Sylvia Schlettwein, uses German titbits in her English stories not as an expression of Germanness, but rather of Namibianness and Africanness.

I don’t have any problem being classified as an African writer. 1,254 more words

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (& Other Lessons from the Crematory) by Caitlin Doughty

A young woman’s mortuary career and enthusiasm for death inform an entertaining and thought-provoking memoir.

At 23, Caitlin Doughty had an undergraduate degree in medieval history and a lifelong fascination with death. 415 more words

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Pink Lady

Prompt: The last TV show you watched is now your life story. Well, in usual Radish fashion, I’m going to sort of follow this prompt, but first twist it to meet my needs. 2,245 more words


Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn

Winter King by Thomas Penn has one bit of greatness. It is the only extant biography of Henry VII. This is also its greatest drawback as due to the lack of other books on the first of the Tudor monarchs, Winter King tries to cover everything in minute detail. 183 more words



This distant memory replays in my mind
of cliff jumping into a golden blue cold lake
on a sweaty hot sunshine day.
The air glitters. 189 more words