The most effective way of sizing up an author, I think, is to look at the way he or she writes about food. Food in literature is a strange thing. 833 more words
The benefits of charity and thrift shops, at least if you know what you're looking for.
The fact Las Vegas exists is proof positive that no matter how much you believe you are skilled at playing poker, tossing dice, guessing where a ball will land on a wheel of numbers, or even knowing which side will show after flipping a coin, you are wrong. 2,156 more words
This past semester damn near killed me.
It felt like three lifetimes. Beginning January with hope for what I could make of the semester, entering March with an embarrassing personal and moral failure, and spending every day since trying to keep a grip on who I am and what I need to do. 97 more words
From John Steinbeck’s East of Eden—a book I’m trying, for the fourth time, to read through to the end.
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It wasn’t very long until all the land in the barren hills near King City and San Ardo was taken up, and ragged families were scattered through the hills, trying their best to scratch a living from the thin flinty soil.
Bob Stoops apparently has a quarterback decision to make this year. You can learn all about it in this video that combines some great animation with a parody of Green Day’s 2000 song, “Minority.” 158 more words