Tag Archives: America

Stop Using “Gay” as a Derogatory Term

I recently had the unpleasant experience of being reminded that some adults still use the term “gay” as a derogatory term.  It can be easy to dismiss this kind of usage as simply ignorant or perhaps a reflection of immaturity, … Continue reading

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Huffpost Interview with John Green

Between school, work, other work, and basic day-to-day responsibilities, I’ve been pushing myself pretty hard.  As a result, I would up with a pretty severe cold, which basically means I’ve been spending excessive amounts of time on the internet.  I … Continue reading

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John Green on Mitt Romney

One of my favorite contemporary fiction writers is John Green of The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska, and Vlogbrothers fame.  He is a web presence that continually decreases the amount of suck … Continue reading

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The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition

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Interview with Allen Ginsberg

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How a Poem Happens: Interview with Matthew Dickman

You all know I’m a big fan of the Dickman brothers, Matthew in particular.  I stumbled across this interview he gave for How a Poem Happens and I thought it was worth sharing.  As a poet (it still feels weird … Continue reading

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Tony Hoagland – Hostess

Hostess   All I remember from that party is the little black dress of our hostess held up by nothing more than a shoestring of raw silk   which kept slipping off her shoulder – So the whole time she … Continue reading

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David Foster Wallace – In His Own Words

David Foster Wallace was a remains a literary giant.  This is a speech he gave at a commencement ceremony in 2005.  It’s long, as these speeches tend to be, but it’s certainly worth a read. This is the comencement address … Continue reading

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On Equal Civil Rights and Private Organizations

Because of all the discussion that has been ignited by the choice of Chick-fil-A to announce their stance against marriage equality and equal civil rights, I’ve been reading through quite a few blog posts and articles.  Although I already talked … Continue reading

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The God Debate: Christopher Hitchens and William Lane Craig

Does God exist?  Does the Judeo-Christian-Muslim God exist?  This is the topic of this debate between two noted scholars and prolific writers.  I find this particular debate valuable because it adheres to a more philosophical, rather than sociopolitical, backbone.  Instead … Continue reading

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