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May.24.2011
One of my earliest memories are of  moments when I learned the words for things.  Especially when I was three. I  knew a lot of words and talked in sentences. But I was only three. So my world was a mix of words and nameless entities.    I  remember walking down the street in a lush midwestern...
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Jan.06.2009
    Speaking of Silence               Language and silence have always been bedfellows.  Most writers know the silence of the blank page.   And there's a different, deeply important silence,  in which the voice of the writer  seems to go underground.  Tillie Olsen speaks of this in a seminal work...