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“Go West. Paradise is there…”

“Go West./ Paradise is there./ You’ll have all that you can eat/ of milk and honey over there.” So begins Natalie Merchant‘s song “San Andreas Fault,” which describes a young ingĂ©nue’s flight westward to California in search of fortune and

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Posted in Backpacking, Books, Visual Media

Serendipity on a Saturday Morning: A 98 Year-Old Love Letter

I don’t often go antiquing. When I do, I make a beeline for the boxes of postcards, stacks of old comic books or sheet music, bins filled with catalogs or product manuals, and piles of anything else paper-based (e.g., gum-backed

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Posted in Cultural Phenomena, Everything in Between, Visual Media
Dr. Amy Rubens
I'm an "ambulant scholar," and I move among several worlds. As a professor of English, I research and write for audiences within and outside of academia. As a teacher of writing, literature, and culture, I facilitate learning. As a blogger, I critique, question, and reflect. Learn more about this blog and the work I do as a professor and workplace writing consultant.

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