Cheap Haircut, Happy Day

    For months I’ve been really sick of my long hair - what a pain it was, no longer a match for my face or my life in general, really. At 48, I’m not doing that thing I see some middle-lifers do when they panic and start trying to look younger in ever more…

Syllabus

I recently discovered a creative nonfiction writing syllabus from a college class taught by David Foster Wallace. In it, he stated, among other things: “...This does not, however, mean that an essayist’s main goal is simply to “share” or “express herself” or whatever feel-good term you might have got taught in high school. In the…