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JUST FINISHED Dubliners – my first James Joyce. 15 short pieces. Fabulous character studies!  Not stories so much as snapshots. I kept wanting to know what happened next. Ahhh, that’s a well-drawn character. HAVE STARTED Dana Gioia’s 99 Poems: New and … Continue reading

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When I Read a Good Story

WHEN I READ a good story I am glad the writer wrote it and didn’t leave it half-finished somewhere. Just started this:

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Upon Finishing “The Road to Character” by David Brooks

The achievement machine rewards you if you can demonstrate superiority – if with a thousand little gestures, conversational types and styles of dress you can demonstrate you are a bit smarter, hipper, more accomplished, sophisticated, famous, plugged in and fashion-forward than people around you. (p. … Continue reading

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