Category Archives: My Take on Other Essays I’ve Read

Week 11 Response

The piece I chose to respond to this week is called “Any Good News?” by Carol Feiner. It was published on April 1, 2012 in Hippocampus magazine (http://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2012/04/any-good-news-by-carol-feiner/). I know I just posted on a piece from this magazine, but I couldn’t help myself. They set it up so that you get to read like …

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Week 10 Response

The piece I chose to respond to this week is called “An Image of My Father” by Charles B. Snoad. It was published on April 1, 2012 in Hippocampus magazine (http://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2012/04/an-image-of-my-father-by-charles-b-snoad/). Snoad talks about dealing with bouts of severe depression he experienced as a young adult. They occurred when he became concerned about what he …

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Week 9 Response

The essay I chose to respond to today is called “The General and Me” by Sue Ellis. It is from the current issue of Prick of the Spindle (http://www.prickofthespindle.com/nonfiction/6.1/ellis/ellis.htm). Ellis tells a brief story about her experiences delivering the mail to an old man who lived alone in an old cottage. The General was an …

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Week 8 Response

Okay so this week I chose to read some nonfiction from Persimmon Tree: An Online Magazine of the Arts by Women over Sixty. I thought it was awesome that it only includes work written by women, and even cooler that only women over sixty are eligible for publication in this magazine. The piece I read …

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Week 7 Response

So last week my group presented the book The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliott. One painfully obvious fact was that very few people actually read the book, so the discussion was pitiful. It only involved my group members, the professor, and maybe two other people. I didn’t really want to express my opinion of the …

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Week 6 Response

The piece I chose to write about today was published on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 in Booth. The Essay is called “Life Lessons To Be Learned From The Extinct” and it was written by Robin Black (http://booth.butler.edu/2012/03/02/life-lessons-to-be-learned-from-the-extinct/). There is a humorous tone which I really liked. Near the beginning Black wonders why a Brontosaurus in …

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Week 5 Response

This week I chose to respond to a piece of creative nonfiction called “The American House” by Bram Takefma, which is published in the current issue of Baltimore Review (http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/winter_2012/contributor/bram-takefman). The story is about a Japanese man named Ichiro Oku who loves all things American. After a business trip to the U.S. Mr. Oku decided …

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Week 4 Response

The piece I chose to write about this week comes from the literary magazine called Ascent, where it was published June 11, 2011. It is called “If Wishing Could Make It So” and it was written by Jim Dameron (http://readthebestwriting.com/?p=899). To be honest, I picked this story because the title is something that crosses my …

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Week 2 Response

This week I chose to write about a nonfiction piece by Dennis James Sweeney called “Why to Read This Short Nonfiction Account of the Writer Himself” which was published in TriQuarterly Online on January 16, 2012 (http://triquarterly.org/nonfiction/why-read-short-nonfiction-account-writer-himself). I found this piece a bit difficult to read because it gives the reader a lot of information …

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Week 1 Response

The essay I chose to write about this week is called “My Father Stood Loading His Gun” by Lucas Dean Fiser. It was published January 1, 2012 in Pif Magazine (http://www.pifmagazine.com/).  Right after reading the title I was sucked in. Fiser writes about witnessing his father shoot the family dog when he was just 14 …

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