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a kaddish for the end of summer

It might not look like the end of summer to you, but it does to me.  The Department secretary sent everyone an email saying that syllabi are due asap. Are mine done? Not a chance. But I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

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precious daughters: a kaddish for Amanda Simmons

I was writing about books. Letting go of books. A preemptive kaddish for books turns out I couldn’t part with. The occasion was my daughter’s return from China. And driving up, by way of the Coast, from L.A. where her … Continue reading

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a kaddish for old friends I’m ready to let go of. I think.

This isn’t my fault.  Usually I take the blame for everything. Anything. But this one just isn’t my fault. I think. It’s clean up time, quick before the summer disappears.  And I’m trying to prepare my precious daughter’s room for … Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for really bad books

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It seems appropriate to me that an audio response to Mira’s kaddish for really bad books ended up displaying really bad reading from me. Continue reading

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a kaddish for the printed word

If I grade one more paper tonight, I think I will scream! Problem is — I have another 4.5 years worth of papers to grade, and I won’t scream. I never have screamed. I’ll kvetch. I’ll pull my hair. I’ll … Continue reading

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