Monthly Archives: March 2011

How to Be Offensive at Weddings

So apparently a non-zero number of people who read What to Write also wanted the opportunity to read an essay I wrote in the same class that I mentioned. I claimed I would post said essay if there was enough … Continue reading

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Things Remembered One Night

One of the many jobs I had while in college was working at Things Remembered in Governor’s Square Mall. My job was to sell the many gift items we carried, but, more importantly, to sell engraving on those items. I … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong

It’s no secret that kids are often cruel (I’ve written about it at least a couple of times myself), but sometimes the depth of that cruelty and the forms it takes seem beyond the pale even for teenagers.

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What to Write

I’m sure everyone who writes consistently often runs in to the dreaded moments when they can’t decide what to write. This is a fairly regular occurrence for me, but I’ve discovered that it happens more frequently when a deadline looms. … Continue reading

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The Bleeding Obvious

People have the propensity to ask what should be abundantly clear. ┬áSomething drives people to ask “Is it raining?” when you walk in from outside sopping wet. Male, female, young, old, it does not matter. We all sometimes ask questions … Continue reading

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Mixed Messages

We live in a culture of contradictions. We are constantly bombarded with conflicting statements, and not just from politicians. We are told to be considerate, but look out for “number one.” We say $3.00 a gallon is too much for … Continue reading

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