Most-Genius Posts

The Humble Genius in his natural habitat: The humility stage

The Humble Genius in his natural habitat: The stage of selflessness

Here are some of my favorite and/or

most-brilliant posts

“Literary Capital of Alabama”: Monroeville as Harper Lee’s Maycomb: Part 1, Part 2 (June 2016)

Byronfest posts: 2014, 2015, 2016

Big Things Photographed from Inches Away (Sept. 2015, July 2016)

Quotes and notes transcribed from life (Ongoing series)

My ‘Teachings’: Single-copy books (Ongoing category)

Collected Notes and Quotes, 2015

Living outside of stories, or When does Lennie poop? (August 2014)

‘Boyhood’ and Nonfiction Across Time (July 2014 — Freshly Pressed!)

Why teachers need tenure (May 2014)

‘The Bible — is there a lot of parts to that?’: Overheard in my study hall (April 2014)

Overheard at the wedding reception of Steve and Rachel (April 2014)

The memoirist’s Faustian bargain (March 2014)

All Satisfying Stories Have Morals: A Reader’s Critical Perspective (Feb. 2014)

A Philosophy of Creativity (Feb. 2014)

A Summary of my Fundamental (and Temporary) Beliefs (Jan. 2014)

The Past is not -7: Remembering to Forget (Jan. 2014)

The Old Man and ‘The Old Man and the Sea’: All stories are bullshit — which includes the explanation of “all narrators are unreliable narrators” (Nov. 2013)

Beyond genres, writing as a way to live (Nov. 2013)

‘Word World’ and the problem of plurals (Aug. ’13 — Freshly Pressed!)

Awkward pictures from a zoo (Aug. ’13)

‘You the smartest bitch in this place’: What if brains were sexy? (Aug. ’13)

A mental tourist: Visiting others’ minds through their texts (Aug. ’13)

Writer’s High: Are Writers Having Enough Fun? (July ’13)

Foreshadowing, artifice, and being alive (July ’13)

At Mick Donald’s: Arm Tatts, Beardy McTankTop, the Pretenders, and me (June ’13)

A Doctorate in Here and Now (June ’13)

Math isn’t real, but neither are ‘atoms’ (June ’13)

On royalty and sigils of high schools: The Fightin’ Ebolas? (May ’13)

The ‘true story’ paradox: Toward a defensible nonfiction (Feb. ’13)

$6 for story, $10 for good story (Feb. ’13)

Beyond the Senses (graphic fiction) (Nov. ’12)

Editing to Remove Context (Nov. ’12)

More boring than silence: a runny-nose manifesto (Oct. ’12)

Freewriting: What to post when there’s nothing to post (Oct. ’12)

Poetry: Drafts of ‘Split My Thumb’ (Sept. ’12 — Freshly Pressed!)

Writing in the present vs. writing about the past (or, Edward Abbey’s narrative B.S.) (Aug. ’12)

The Mystery of Where the Words Come From (Aug. ’12)

Journal & Pocket Pages by Date

1987: Dec. 7-15

1992: May 29,30, Oct. 23, Oct. 24

1993: March 13

1994: Aug. 19

1995: Jan. 3, Aug. 28, Dec. 27,

1996: Jan. 16, Jan. 17, Jan. 22Feb. 3, Feb. 6, Feb. 21,  March 8, Mar. 9, March 10, Mar. 14, Apr. 13,  Apr. 15, May 24, May 26, June 15, June 26, Aug. 12,

1997: Jan. 14,

1998: Feb. 1,  Feb.-March,

2001: June 2Sept. 9,

2002Feb 4, Feb 11, Oct. 22, Nov. 13, Nov. 16,

2003: Jan. 3, March 26-27,

2004: May 12

2005: Oct. 25

2010: May 30

2011: June 13, Nov. 20

2013: Apr. 10, Apr. 12, Apr. 21, Apr. 23, Apr. 24, Apr. 25, Apr. 27, May 3, May 5, May 7, May 10, May 12, June 27, Nov. 27

2014: April, May, Summer, Aug., Nov.

2015: Dec. 30 (part 1), Dec. 30 (part 2), Collected Notes & Quotes

2016: Jan., Feb., April, July 18, July 19, July 20, July 21, Aug. 27Sept. 2, Sept. 11, Sept. 4, Sept. 14, Nov., Dec.

2017: Early Jan., Later Jan., Jan.-Feb., Feb., March, April, May, June 16Sept. 20, Sept. 20, Sept. 21, Sept. 22, Sept. 25, Sept. 25, Sept. 26, Sept. 26, Sept. 28, Sept. 29, Oct. 3, Oct. 3, Oct. 6, Oct. 10,  Oct. 16,  Oct. 31, Nov. 15Nov. 18, Nov. 19, Nov. 23, Nov. 25, Nov. 28,   Nov. 30,

2018: Feb. 11-18, Feb-Mar, Feb. 25, June 28, July 24, Sept. 23, October,

2019: Jan. 6, Feb. 13, Mar. 16, Apr. 1, Apr. 7, Apr. 3, June 28, Sept. 22, Oct. 17, Oct. 19, Oct. 20, Nov. 9,

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