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Monday, December 9, 2013

The Last Push

            This is the time of desperation, when students who have been teetering all semester give one last-ditch effort to make it. Unlike the movies and books, these last-ditch efforts aren’t successful most of the time.  I wish they were more often, but I think it’s a matter of panicking. The rush and desperation to get it done, with adrenaline and caffeine coursing through them, allows for far too many mistakes.
            Writing has ever been a discipline where the devil is in the details. Not only can one word make a difference, most of the time one word is all the difference.
            And I’m not the devil; I’m just the messenger.
            Shakespearean jobs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
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