Category Archives: story

Why can’t we do this more often?

Since the beginning of the school year last fall, every other week, on Tuesdays, my advisory teams up with a class of kindergarteners. The 8th graders become older mentors to the little kids, become their “buddies.” We have gone for … Continue reading

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A short story vending machine!?!

A short story vending machine? A short story vending machine where the stories are free? Presently there are only eight of these “Distributeurs d’histoires courtes” (“Short-story distributors”) and they are all in Grenoble, France. Last fall prototypes were launched in … Continue reading

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“Tropical Storm” by Lydia Davis

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“For Sixty Cents” by Lydia Davis

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The everyday as large as the sacred

Syd Lieberman died today. We already miss his immense heart and compassionate humanity, his inspired ability to make the everyday as large as the sacred through every story he told. Genuine and truthful and loving, he was able to move us all … Continue reading

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The Canterbury Tales begin

Today in 1387 is when scholars claim that Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales begin. The pilgrims start in Tabard Inn where the Host suggests that there be a competition in storytelling between the 31 pilgrims (counting the Host) to entertain themselves on their way to … Continue reading

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“Jane and the Cane” by Lydia Davis

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