Wednesday, February 23, 2005
What if someone wrote the truth about these readings?
To be honest, I am about three weeks behind in my responses, not my readings, to be sure, just my responses. I just find it so difficult to write with any intelligence when I am writing about or to them. I just spin off onto other topics, like now. I read a terrific review of a book I will run off and get, Home Land by Sam Lipsyte, and do you know why? Because the review says that it is the first time that a character writes honestly about himself on one of those high school reunion forums. In other words, if life has failed us, we write about it. Well, that's what communication should be like, honestly. This blog will hopefully make an honest writer of me. But how can it, when I am (now, look at the heading of the page, dear reader) doing this for a grade? I would rather be honest and gradeless, but that is not the context here. More later. Much later.