Yearly archives: 2014

Entries found: 15

10. In Limbo Now

SchoolLess is home! His intense and transcendent sojourn to the Mountain School has ended, much to his dismay. It’s been a tough transition week, not […]Read More

December 20, 2014 Not Posts

9. Streamlining

I’ve been devoting a lot of time these past weeks to streamlining. Mainlining, free falling, hop stepping, call it what you will. The point is […]Read More

December 11, 2014 Not Posts

8. The Social Fabric (preliminary outline)

1. My mother, tired on a cold and rainy Sunday night, explaining why she and my father, not particularly social, though not anti-social, beings, were […]Read More

December 10, 2014 Not Posts

7. How Things Are Done In Brownstone Brooklyn

I stepped in the other day as a last-minute chaperone for a field trip that SmallerMan’s class took to a Jewish community center to chat, […]Read More

December 8, 2014 Not Posts

6. Semi Rules

A couple of outtakes, from one of my favorite Paris Review interviews: “John McPhee, the Art of Nonfiction No. 3,” (or, if you prefer, as […]Read More

December 4, 2014 Not Posts

5. The Hype is the Hype

"The Truth Behind College Admission" in today’s New York Times nails it: “It’s not that fewer students are accepted; it’s that applications have run riot.” […]Read More

November 30, 2014 Not Posts

4. To Pretend (Ferguson)

I am not at all surprised by the verdict or the various reactions to it. The optimist who I want to be sees a silver […]Read More

November 26, 2014 Not Posts

3. Rhetorical Shenanigans

A. First real decision of the day: escalator v. elevator. On the one hand, despite extensive summer of 2013 repairs the escalator seems not to […]Read More

November 25, 2014 Not Posts

2. Lydia Davis Wannabe

I don’t know what this is, a fiction in its infancy, perhaps, one I will share here and now only because it was the very […]Read More

November 22, 2014 Not Posts

1. Put This in Your Pipe

This is not a post. That doesn’t make much sense, I know, as by all appearances what you’re looking at resembles nothing so much as a […]Read More

November 22, 2014 Not Posts
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