April 12, 2009
Don't read it, be it
El Cabrero has long believed and often stated that humans are creatures of narrative or story. We read them, watch them, listen to them, and make them up all the time--even when we don't think we're doing it.
That's my story anyway. And, yes, I'm sticking to it.
That's one reason why I think literature is so enriching to life. While it is probably beyond the reach of a Mud River pirate such as myself to attempt to define what great literature is, I do have a working definition of a great story.
A great story is one that you cannot only lose yourself in; it's one that you can find yourself in.
You can use that if you want (with proper attribution of course).
STATES SLASH SERVICES. Programs benefiting vulnerable citizens have already been cut in 34 states so far as the recession spreads. That will probably be the next big thing to hit WV.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS when you overuse a word.
I PREFER COFFEE. Here's Krugman on tea parties.
TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO CLEAN out the brain.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED