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What Will Grow You Up Real Fast, He Said

“What will grow you up real fast,” he said, “is doing Little League for twenty-some years.” I waited for the punchline, but Norm kept on…

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How much should I freak out

How much should I panic and where should I freak out should I go online on Twitter or Facebook, post photos of shelves cleared out…

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What I remember about Jay

Our classes always start with a video clip.  An MQ-1 Reaper hovers over an area, and surveils a group of military aged males (MAMs).  We…

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What I learned about COVID-19 from watching zombie movies

I’ve never lived through anything like this before. I don’t know if many of us had. How are we supposed to prepare for this “global…

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Book Review: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

After I had finished reading Alexander Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, it kind of felt like I’d woken up from a vivid dream,…

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Book Review: Will Mackin’s Bring Out the Dog

Will Mackin has probably read a lot of Tim O’Brien (National Book Award-winning author of The Things They Carried). His debut story collection, Bring Out…

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Posted in Blog Recipes

Think Outside The Box: Make Your Pasta from Scratch

Fresh, hand-rolled pasta is made with four ingredients, which is, by the way, the same number of ingredients used to make instant ramen (water, noodles,…

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An Artist Date with Tintoretto

There’s something called a weekly artist’s date. It’s not some I came up with. I got it from a book called The Artist’s Way by…

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DC Author Festival: Best Advice on the Business of Writing I’ve Ever Heard

I didn’t know what to expect when I filled out the registration form on Google Docs. I knew that the DC Author Festival was organized…

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Wine Escape

We live in a city. This means that wherever we go, there’s people. And noise. And traffic. The peculiar sights and sounds for us, are…

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