People in Glass Houses

I was sitting on the train, trying to work. I work well on the train. I stare off into space from time to time, but for the most part I get a lot done....except when someone is talking loudly, or listening to music without headphones (yes, some people do that). This woman started by the... Continue Reading →

To nap or not to nap

I hate when I don't do anything in particular with my summer vacations from teaching, so I usually organize things. So I'm studying German again this summer, and my capacity in this language is getting better and better. The problem is that I never had that catch-up-sleep-as-much-as-you-want time that should begin any vacation worthy of... Continue Reading →

Lean On Me

Been watching the news, and the discussions of race in the US and elsewhere. At some point in Washington D.C., there was a performer singing "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers. He stopped singing, and the crowd went along singing without him. I realized that I knew all the words and I could have joined... Continue Reading →

So much water so close to home

This is a story by Raymond Carver. I'll summarize it here, briefly and from memory because I haven't read it for a while: A bunch of men went fishing and found a young woman in the river. She was dead, but I don't remember why (drowning or some other cause). They figured that she was... Continue Reading →

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