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Heterochrony

Mieke Bal Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative Fourth Edition “Heterochrony” My choice of the term heterochrony is motivated by the emphasis on difference, rather than multiplicity only. Migration, a much-discussed topic of our time, is the exemplary situation … Continue reading

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Three Stress Busters

1 ) Breathe 2 ) Reduce the number of goals I set including reducing the number of goals I set. 3 ) Smile And so for day 2861 12.10.2014

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ab ovo: social comforts and refinements

The Sayings of Poor Richard (Toronto: The British Educational Society, [nd]) reprints a biography from 1938 published by The Grolier Society Limited in which one reads: He never countenanced the accumulation of wealth for its own sake, but for its … Continue reading

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Wedged

In tracing a web site from a URL from a piece of ephemera, I realized that the effort to build a community of likemindedness routed itself via belief. But when I reviewed the inspiring words, they did not reference acts … Continue reading

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Galvanizing Jack

From the period following Jack Layton’s death: name sticker inviting the wearer to identify as believing in love, hope and optimism. In the New Democratic Party orange … The web site referenced by the URL is now defunct but parts … Continue reading

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Lifting Lines, Shuffling Words, Plucking Strings

one of those haiku moments aided by the disposition of the longer text into couplets in the closet full of guitars and stomped hay Gillian Conoley “We Don’t Have to Share a Fate” from the book A Little More Red … Continue reading

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Banquet Hunger

Alan Jacobs Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a More Tranquil Mind In his book Jacobs offers a reading of Kipling’s poem “The Gods of the Copybook Headings” Here are two extracts from Jacobs’s book that would … Continue reading

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Masks

Akwaeke Emezi Pet But when realities diverged and you found yourself on a different path from people you used to share a path with … well. Masks were useful then; not quite lies, not quite truths. Just decisions about what … Continue reading

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Blind Spot: The Backstory on Night Writing

Naomi S. Baron Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World Touch is obviously a critical component of reading for people using Braille. Those raised dots representing letters of the alphabet have an interesting backstory. While it was … Continue reading

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Ingress and Egress

John Ota The Kitchen: A journey through history in search of the perfect design I’ve always felt that a front door holds special significance as an architectural element. It is the point of welcome. It is the place of happy … Continue reading

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