Posts Tagged: Swimming

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How does one scene impress itself on us, so that we remember it better than we should if we were in it? Or rest, just below the surface, present, but unnoticed? ...more

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Keeping Secrets from the Stupid


I was four years old when my mother taught me to lie. There were certain instances, she explained, when lying was acceptable, when it wasn’t even lying, really. ...more

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Safety Rope


No touching unless he touches you. No touching where people can see. No touching unless dared to touch. Brad makes the rules, but never says them aloud. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Rebecca Makkai


Rebecca Makkai talks about ghosts, teaching, chronology in writing, and her new novel, The Hundred-Year House. ...more


Ukemi, The Art of Receiving


In Japanese martial arts, the uke is the 'receiver' of the technique, the one who attempts to attack their sparring partner, the tori. The tori defends against the attack of the uke, who usually winds up on the floor after getting flipped, swept, thrown, punched, or kicked. ...more