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In his introduction to The Art of the Personal Essay, the text for my fall Loft course, Phillip Lopate quotes the early eighteenth century British essayist Joseph Addison:  “I live in the World rather as a Spectator of Mankind than as one of the species.”  In fact, Addison and his co-editor, Richard Steele, chose [...]

A Season of Change

The weather forecasters say it will hit 85 on this golden-hued October day in Minneapolis, yet I see the evidence of a long winter ahead.  I have only to look out my bathroom window.  The eave trough along my porch roof is lined with walnuts.  The planter box on the deck, with impatiens still [...]