Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nice Truck If You Can Get It

Here’s the premise. A shiny, new Nissan “Hardbody” pickup is up for grabs.  It involves ten contestants in an endurance test at a car dealership in Longview, Texas. Based on a documentary called “Hands on a Hardbody,” the musical version is … Continue reading

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Yo Miss, You Married?

Some say there is no such thing as a stupid question. I agree. But the timing of some of my former students’ questions was really stupid. Case in point: As I completed an exegesis of a Robert Frost poem, I … Continue reading

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Shedding New Light (and new lesson plans) on “Psycho”

Neil Genzlinger’s article about the soon-to-be-seen “Bates Motel” on  A & E appearing in yesterday’s “Arts and Leisure” section of the Times, taught me a thing or two. The A & E series was filmed outside of Vancouver and while he was working on the … Continue reading

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On Writing Classes

I can’t say I’ve maxed out on writing seminars these past eight years, but I have attended a few. I’ve also consulted writing manuals to hone my craft, but the one that proved to be a sugar-coated, fun read for … Continue reading

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Sighway 61

March 4 – what would have beeen my brother Cliff’s 61st birthday: If He Had Lived If he had lived, where would he be today? Would he have become Cliff Grisham, superstar singer/songwriter waltzing comfortably amongst the glitterati? Or, God … Continue reading

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