the elite delete

the elite delete

I knew about Susan Sontag’s hair before I read any of her writing. Then I read her a little. Then I read that she slept with her publisher.

Get Born Smart

Get Born Smart

Look out for trick questions and confusing directions. Get a good night’s sleep. Smile at the proctor. Above all, don’t be nervous.

The Freedom Train

The Freedom Train

I must have been in some kind of American blackout. A moment of freedom. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone.

this is me, communicating

this is me, communicating

1. When I get angry, the main thing I do is a. cry. b. yell. c. sulk. d. swear. e. throw things. f. get sarcastic. 2. When I say “Just leave me alone,” I mean FULL STORY

Reverse Psychology

Reverse Psychology

  “They’d better vote me off. Gervase learned long ago that the only person responsible for Gervase is Gervase. If they don’t vote me off tonight I will win this game. I will win every Immunity FULL STORY

chop wood, carry water

chop wood, carry water

    An Die Musik (“To Music”) Oh gracious art, in how many gray hours when life’s fierce orbit ensnared me have you kindled my heart to warm love, carried me away into a better FULL STORY

West in the Head

West in the Head

“Remember how it felt to return after many years to the high school of your youth: how small the halls were; how tattered the blinds; how grim the lockers—a greasy green, and dented without design. FULL STORY