Posts Tagged: snow

Repel the Wind

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Why would I ask for my sanity from the Devil as I sleep walk, only to give it up again to the Holy Spirit?

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Such a Thing

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The future perfect tense indicates an action that is certain to occur. But when the future is not perfect or certain, the conditional “would” is more appropriate.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: The Pale of Vermont

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But to become a writer I needed at least to learn about my own superstitions. I needed space in the house to sketch with words. I needed to commit heresies. And those acts had to feel pleasurable.

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Properly Blootered

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The New Republic has taken the task of dissecting our collective drunkenness; or at least the words we’ve used to describe it: There seems to be a universal trend to avoid stating the obvious. To describe someone as simply drunk, in drink, or in liquor is accurate but evidently uninspiring. One fruitful vein is to find terms that characterize […]

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“The Cold Hard Facts of Freezing to Death”

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If this holiday season has filled you with a few too many warm fuzzy feelings, you can banish them instantly with this longform piece about freezing to death. Putting the bulk of the article in second person makes it especially chilling (pun…kind of intended). Breath rolls from you in short frosted puffs. The Jeep lies […]

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Morning Coffee

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Still here for you, never you worry. The misfits of modern agribusiness. Design Sponge has some lovely terrariums to show you. 2010 is here, so now we have robot border guards. Landscapes made from tiny things. Evidently we are feeling cute today. (via Gerrycanavan.) So you say you want to know a thing or two […]

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