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Thursday, February 28, 2008



How awesome! I will have to pick up a Best American Essays on my next trip to the library. And yeah, blogs are a total riff on the essay format... at least those blogs which aren't just collections of links. Thanks for the historical tidbit!


So, every now and then I'm an essayist. I'll have to remember that! I know of the usual suspects - dooce and Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, and I like Tea Party Girl.

dana burton

I learn so much about writing and the love of good writing from you. You are definitely a WRITER. You are cut from WRITER fabric. So exciting!

Liz Ness

The essay is one of my favorite forms. So, I enjoyed your "geeky" post very much! Thanks for the history. (It's strange, I'm not sure I've ever considered where the first of any form originated. It was cool to think about writing in this way for a change.)


I love essays. I would very much appreciate one now as instead of an essay my 7th grader has to design, build and make playable a game based on Tom Sawyer. A project that has consumed our home for weeks, but is due this week. Thank you.

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