“A writer’s notebook is not a diary. Writers react. Writers need a place to record these reactions. That’s what a writer’s notebook is for. It gives you a place to write down what makes you angry or sad or amazed, to write down what you noticed and don’t want to forget. A writer’s notebook gives you a place to live like a writer.” - Ralph Fletcher
William Butler Yeats
Christian Appy, Working Class War
I decided I want to meet George W.
Bush, just so I can refuse to shake his hand…
you know, war criminal,
and all. I mean, ick!
Yes! I want to say ick!
at the idea of
shaking George W.
when I refuse to
Wendell Berry #quote
I got in trouble once, in school, for getting a D on some quiz. My teacher, fired years later for abuse, a town scandal, my teacher made me stand next to my desk as she circled, her heals clacking, as she berated, with her witch eyes staring: They said you’re supposed to be so smart, Charlie. So, what’s this? This quiz is just pathetic! When I finally started crying, she turned to my shocked classmates and declared: At least HE cares about his grades! Second Grade was a long year.