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(because sometimes I'm not grading papers)

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- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass 1855, page 17

you shall above all things be glad and young
For if you're young,whatever life you wear

it will become you;and if you are glad
whatever's living will yourself become.
Girlboys may nothing more than boygirls need:
i can entirely her only love

whose any mystery makes every man's
flesh put space on;and his mind take off time

that you should ever think,may god forbid
and (in his mercy) your true lover spare:
for that way knowledge lies,the foetal grave
called progress,and negation's dead undoom.

I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance


“To a psychoanalyst, whether you tell the truth or whether you lie isn’t very important. Because even lies are interesting, eloquent, revealing, just as much as what is considered truth. I distrust a writer who claims to tell the whole truth about himself, about life, or about the world.”

-Italo Calvino, in Fellini: I'm a Born Liar

Books I Have Loved and Savored:

Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman
Nine Stories - J. D. Salinger
Four Quartets - T. S. Eliot
The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
Jacob's Room - Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
Complete Poems - Emily Dickinson

I'm a girl who likes books and roadtrips. I married the best man I know, and am a new mom. I teach college literature and writing classes. Sometimes women's studies too. It's the best job in the world.

If you read my interests, that should give you a decent snapshot of the me that I currently am. You don't have to ask to add me to your friends-list, but please comment and say hello.

Most of my content is friends-only (because of work, school, etc), but I don't mind making "friends" most of the time. Just let me know who you are when you get a minute.

Silly sites I like:
I Can Has Cheezburger?
Fail Blog
The Onion
Barack Obama is Your New Bicycle

News/Political sites I like:
Electoral Maps
Talking Points Memo
BBC News

Social/Blog sites I like:

Random other sites I like to use:
Notes from the Universe
Mint (Financial)
The Very Short List

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