Creative writing

The Need to Pay Attention

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By Luci Shaw A student in a lecture hall once asked me, “Don’t you get tired of noticing things?” By way of answering her I quoted one … Continue Reading

The Power of Story

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Reading may not change the world — but it changes the reader, and that’s a start. By Katherine Paterson The summer that I was 17 years old, I, who … Continue Reading

A Pilgrim’s Progress to the Heavenly City

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From ancient times, human beings have used both practical and poetic language. By Randall Smith When I get to the poetry section of English 102—where sunsets look … Continue Reading

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