Archive for February, 2005

Literacy Links

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

When did you discover your love of reading? I was “a natural” in that reading was a second reality — easy to slip into. I read a lot as a teenager, but my serious reading began in earnest around age 20. Serious as in quantity as well as attitude. As an advocate of literacy, I […]

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The Myth of Writer’s Depression

Friday, February 25th, 2005

Speaking from experience (several bouts of clinical depression), I can guarantee that depression beyond the very mildest level (which makes you just miserable enough to stay home and finish the book rather than go out and have fun) destroys creativity–and that treating depression enhances it. Why? Well, depression doesn’t just make you miserable. When you’re […]

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Piece of Pi

Friday, February 25th, 2005

I just finished reading Life of Pi, a tale presented as a true-life survival story. I realize it’s a novel, but I want it to be true. It’s that compelling. In fact, I might just decide to believe it as such. Certainly the story contains truth. People survive amazing ordeals. I like the protagonist very […]

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