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grace alone might have to do

February 18, 2011

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“If ever there came a morning when mercy and simple good fortune took to their heels and fled, grace alone might have to do.” (Paradise, Toni Morrison) The summer before my ninth grade year, I read the novel Beloved by Toni Morrison. I had checked it out from the public library which was within walking […]

why is your mama so funny

August 6, 2010

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“children when they ask you why is your mama so funny say she is a poet she don’t have no sense” (from “admonitions”) I remember vividly, as a child, sitting in the stacks of the library where my father worked, days upon days, reading whatever books I fancied. Sometimes I read things because I had […]

“You know, Frankie, you’re the only soul alive who understands me.”

August 3, 2010

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Dear Helene Hanff, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE? As it would happen, you’ve been right beside me. To suggest you have been missing from my entire life is quite false, since in fact you’ve been an ongoing presence throughout it. I discovered, via my parents’ VHS library of recorded-from-cable films, “84 Charing Cross […]

Housekeeping

August 3, 2010

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One day, when I figure out out to make a snazzy interface that allows me to inter-link various and sundry, I will have this tab somewhere. For now, I will simply alert you to this link for my sister site at Tumblr. It is, like other tumblr blogs, more a collection of randomness and, for […]