I Test Conrad’s Universal Truths While Shoveling My Driveway

For us to consider a literary “truth” to be “universal,” and for us to be able to speak in the “inflections” signified by “air-quotes,” we need to be able to apply the details of a text “naturally” to our own experiences. While removing the mixed wintry precipitation from my driveway.

Moby Dick, or the White Whale, or a Book That Would Have Been Even Awesomer if Melville Had Had an Editor

I’ve spent the last couple of days futilely trying to transfer my Moby Dick highlights from my iPad to my computer. Even after synching my iPad and my Kindle, the only Kindle clipping that shows up in my computer folder is the quote from Scoresby that I highlighted only because.

Something I Wrote While I Was Writing About Being Too Lazy to Write

As I look at the last two post headings, I am reminded of the Billy Collins poem, Reading an Anthology of Chinese Poems of the Sung Dynasty, I Pause To Admire the Length and Clarity of Their Titles. So I’ve decided that this will be my gimmick of the summer. Anyway,.