August 2012

It Was A . . .

August 15, 2012

his is a chance for me to think more highly of myself as a writer. Every year the English department of San Jose State University holds the Bulwer-Lytton competition. It is named after Victorian novelist Edward George Bulwer-Lytton. Why honor a person with whom you are likely unfamiliar? He is the author infamous for the cliché opening line, “It […]

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Words Fail Me

August 2, 2012

ords may fail me but seem never to have failed that master polemicist, Gore Vidal. It’s difficult to consider oneself a writer whenever one reads a titan such as he. It does, however, give one a truer perspective. In light of our relative literary strengths, I will rely for the greater part of this small […]

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