Sorry for starting on just an esoteric note, but here it is. Derrida said that writing precedes speech as the primary language mode, and of the face of it, this seems silly. We hear our parents coo at us before we can even imagine what a letter is. But in our world of social media … Continue reading Connections

Write to Tell the Truth

Recently Jennifer Egan said, “We need to write now, write well—tell the truth in all its messy complexity. It’s our best shot at helping to preserve a democracy in which facts still exist and all of us can speak freely.” Readers are necessary for this process, too. We create a world where we examine rhetoric … Continue reading Write to Tell the Truth