on the nature of humans (featuring some art terms, and ap euro).


Last week in English, we spent quite a bit of time dissecting the first paragraph of Charles Dickens’s “A Tale of Two Cities.” You know, that run-on sentence, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, [insert 239857230573 more opposites]”?

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grave digging and responsibility (of all things).


You are on your way to dig yourself out of a grave.

You did this to yourself. You are the verdict of ‘guilty’ that weighs heavier than the headstone of your grave. You are the final closing of the coffin; the earth of your final prison.

You are the grave robber. You are a greedy thing; a sinful, guilty thing. But you are flesh and bone; air and sun; mind and heart. You are not a thing of the earth; you will be free even if you do not deserve it.

(You did this, and now you will undo it.)

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thoughts on: the night circus by erin morgenstern


Sometimes there are books that are 400 pages long but feel like 800 (ahem, “Katherines”), and sometimes there are books that are 400 that you wish were 800 pages long. “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern falls solidly into the latter category. Onto the cut-link to read more of my incoherent rambling over my latest, favorite brain-fuel book.

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