Monthly Archives: February 2013


23 February 2013 Dear Dr. Papillon; When I was in the fourth grade, I read a book called From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, in which a brother and sister run away from home to live in … Continue reading

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Show, Don’t Tell

One of the most valuable things about having Paul Heilker here with us was his presence in the room when we discussed his essays. I learned more on the days we read his pieces than at any other time in … Continue reading

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Home: An Exercise in Meaning-Making

Last Tuesday we were asked to write a piece about our hometown. I found this particularly difficult because we were given a sample essay and challenged to imitate the writing style as closely as possible. The original piece, Lake Wobegone, … Continue reading

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