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They Get You Coming and Going

Alas, this is all too true… Woman: I’m smart Patriarchy: Well you’re probably ugly then Woman: I’m creative Patriarchy: You mean unattractive right? Woman: I have all these incredible accomplishments Patriarchy: Yeah but look how ugly you looked doing them … Continue reading

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On Knowing the Words Before You’ve Read Or Heard Them

Some works of art – books, poems, plays, movies – are so well-known, so widely read or viewed, that they enter the cultural lexicon. Most everyone knows a phrase or two, even if they’ve never had any contact with the … Continue reading

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The Final of My T S Eliot Trilogy – The Waste Land

I got a copy of the Collected Poems out of the library and have been rereading Eliot over the past few days. He’s a fabulous poet. Not the cheeriest bloke ever of course, but I love his depiction of the … Continue reading

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Some More T S Eliot

This time, here are the opening lines of Journey of the Magi, which has the honour of being the first poem I read that really touched me and stayed with me. I read other poems in my high school English … Continue reading

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A Friday Night Poem

Here are the opening lines of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot, just because they’re fabulous. I first encountered this poem when I was an undergraduate, lo these many many moons ago, and it wormed … Continue reading

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A Friday Night Quotation

From Natalie Goldberg’s Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer’s Craft. She has a novel and potentially liberating way of thinking about those internal voices that keep you up at night telling you that you’re uniquely flawed and no good … Continue reading

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A Monday Night Quotation…

I stumbled across this in my travels this evening. We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love. Lori Deschene (she writes for the tinybuddha.com website)

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