In Zen Buddhism, Ango is a three-month period of intensive study and practice. One aspect of Ango is that members … Continue reading Why “I’m Not a Rapist” Means Nothing
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So I’m at that point in the novel writing process that scares the chewing gum out of me. *hack, spit, cough* I’ve … Continue reading Lost in the Woods
What’s the use of stories? One friend, a writer, argues that entertainment itself has value—to provide escape from our difficult … Continue reading Be of Good Courage
So a student came into the writing center with a poem in hand: Maxine Kumin’s “Henry Manley, Living Alone, Keeps … Continue reading Art: What Is It Good for?