Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Dear Matilda,

I’m hoping your lack of a response to my last letter is because you are busy burying your head in books. I know you are not lacking in supply because I saw your huge suitcase full of them before you … Continue reading

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The Unlived Life

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I … Continue reading

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Dear Matilda,

First off, I absolutely loved your letter! It was so well written. The part about wringing the cloth out for a drop of water was fantastic. It’s so funny how we’ll come back to things for the smallest bit of … Continue reading

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The Proust Questionaire.

Your favourite virtue?  Kindness Your favourite qualities in a man? Humour, open mindedness Your favourite qualities in a woman? Humour, open mindedness Your chief characteristic? Desire to help? What you appreciate the most in your friends? Adding light to my … Continue reading

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Dear Matilda,

How are you? I’ve finally gotten my ass to my classes. I somehow managed to miss the first week back. Good start to a new semester? I think so.  In writing today we reviewed the fundamental things we should be … Continue reading

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We are, as spe…

We are, as species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night. Telling it’self stories. —Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

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