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First, I’m going to shout this out because it’s finally true and because I have earned the satisfaction of saying it: I FINISHED READING LES MISERABLES LAST NIGHT! A few months back, when a couple of old college girlfriends and I talked about reading … Continue reading
In the spring of 1991, as a senior in college enrolled in a Satire Seminar at a small, liberal arts Catholic College, I read Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited for the first time. Only 6 or 7 seniors took the class and … Continue reading
I loved you; even now I may confess, Some embers of my life their fire retain; But do not let it cause you more distress, I do not want to sadden you again. Hopeless and tonguetied, yet I loved you … Continue reading
“Motto” (1951) I play it cool And dig all jive That’s the reason I stay alive. My motto, As I live and learn, is: Dig And Be Dug In Return.
Two girls discover the secret of life in a sudden line of poetry. I who don’t know the secret wrote the line. They told me (through a third person) they had found it but not what it was not even … Continue reading