a thousand thousand slimy things October 21st, 2014 @ 9:05 am PDT
[Today is] the birthday of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, born in Ottery St. Mary in Devonshire, England (1772). He was a very ambitious young man, who lectured on religion, wrote journalism, and single-handedly tried to launch his own magazine. But he was exhausting himself and falling into a depression when he was introduced […]
Another Anniversary August 12th, 2014 @ 8:50 am PDT
I like this photo of my mom because I have to believe she liked it. It shows her as an adult and in probably the best shape of her life. Her only complaint, I bet, would be that my sister and I are not in it, and so it is not a true representation of […]
Happy Valentine’s Day February 14th, 2013 @ 9:23 am PST
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday’s Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee […]
Finding a Box of Family Letters May 3rd, 2012 @ 5:15 am PDT
This poem is beautiful.
Yes, I have an Exactlywatt on a chain! October 22nd, 2002 @ 11:09 am PDT
Yes, I have an Exactlywatt on a chain!
Thomas Hardy May 24th, 2002 @ 12:06 pm PDT
On Thomas Hardy’s “The Self-Unseeing” and “The Haunter”, an essay from 1996
Forgetfulness April 21st, 2002 @ 2:13 pm PDT
I just heard US Poet Laureate Billy Collins read this poem on A Prairie Home Companion. I loved it so much that I decided to re-print it here. ForgetfulnessThe name of the author is the first to gofollowed obediently by the title, the plot,the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novelwhich suddenly becomes one you have never […]
Coleridge and Wordsworth March 20th, 2002 @ 12:06 pm PST
In which I try to, “Discuss the differences in the ways the image of sunset functions in Wordsworth’s Intimations of Immortality and Coleridge’s The Lime-Tree.” (1994)
Writing Collection March 19th, 2002 @ 1:27 pm PST
This is a collection of papers, take-home exams, class presentations, essays, fiction, bad poetry, whatever … As much of my writing that I could find on this hard drive … Enjoy!