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Bread and Wine, Chicken and Potatoes.

You have most likely been thinking (ok, not really, because you probably don’t spend tons of time reflecting on what I have or haven’t posted), that these Paris posts have been sorely lacking in one of my very most favorite … Continue reading

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Let’s go to Paris.

Tomorrow I am celebrating July 4th by hopping on a plane and heading to Paris for a month. Ok, so actually tickets are just really cheap if you fly out of the United States on the night of the 4th. … Continue reading

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I want it to matter.

A couple weeks ago I started thinking about what I wanted to teach for my last class of the semester. I think endings are really important, really necessary in tying something all together and locking it in your brain in a … Continue reading

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The beauty of ordinariness.

Over Christmas break I read some books. You have no idea how exciting it was to type that sentence. Yes, I technically read books all the time, I am technically employed to read books. But so often they are not … Continue reading

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Mastery.

Oh hey, this happened a couple months ago.  And I have henceforth been signing things as “Hannah, Master Of French And All Some Of Its Books, Specifically The Depressing Angsty Ones.” But I could only share it with you today … Continue reading

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Green thoughts.

Do you ever read one of those books that forces you to look around at parts of your life and evaluate? I love those. And I hate those. Earlier this summer I read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivores Dilemma, and it got … Continue reading

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In which everybody dies and there are prostitutes.

This afternoon at 1 I take my MA comprehensive exams, which means there has been a lot of studying lately. I have been reviewing all the books I’ve read over the past two years and tracing connections across genres and … Continue reading

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