Tag Archives: George Saunders

Making sense of, and accepting, ‘second-class’ behavior

“Most grown-up behavior, when you come right down to it, is decidedly second-class. People don’t drive their cars as well, or wash their ears as well, or eat as well, or even play the harmonica as well as they would … Continue reading

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Hats off to a few blogs that shine a light on our world

I’m still one of the new guys on the blogosphere block, but the neighborhood is getting more welcoming, more like a community. They even give out awards here. Mark Bialczak, my longtime writing buddy,┬ákindly nominated me for the Lighthouse Award … Continue reading

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A missed chance to ‘err in the direction of kindness’

In a few paragraphs I’m going to get out of the way and let a couple of much wiser men — George Saunders and the late David Foster Wallace — illustrate a lesson in kindness that I forgot the other … Continue reading

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