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Oh, Montaigne! What a Lovely Pain! (To be continued)

When I was reading Montaigne’s “Of Practice,”┬áit reminded me of how sometimes I write only to myself and not for others. I had kept an online diary once (and a paper diary as well), in which the sole purpose was … Continue reading

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Considering Lopate

The personal essay to me, embodies the qualities of what Phillip Lopate would consider to be a good writer. When I write, I tend to use first person quite frequently. I will admit that sometimes I am too honest, even … Continue reading

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