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Saturday, March 05, 2005

Second Tar Heel Tavern here!

Thanks to Bora for thinking this up! Here are this week's entries, in the order in which I received them:

Ron at 2sides2ron submits Strawberry fields no longer, in which he remembers his family's expeditions to sell their wares to local field workers. Also, In the Telling of the Story, in which he must tell a black family to "sit in the back."

Chewie World Order submitted Going to Spain, about the special bonds between college friends; it includes a parable about the way life surprises us.

From Science and Politics comes Fizzler on the Roof, an encomium of the stageplay "Fiddler on the Roof," a reminiscence of Mica Tatic, performing the role of Tevye in Serbo-Croatian, and finally, a withering review of a local Triangle production.

At Josh Staiger's Weblog, Josh is searching for a local ideal study environment: "a surprisingly difficult problem to solve at this point in my life..."

At Words Fitly Spoken, a review of "The Shaolin Temple," shown at the Martial Artistry Film Festival. "Let us check to see if this movie meets the high standards for Kung Fu films set forth by Aristotle in his Dramatics..."

At phin's blog, a response to the writer's first hate letter: My pet troll: "her e-mail, below in its entirety, calls me things like a redneck, a sexist pig and also ..."

Alex Wilson writes about the relocation of Chapel Hill Comics, aka The Second Foundation. "A story about the history and potential of Chapel Hill Comics, which started out as The Foundation Bookstore, and then was renamed Second Foundation. Its relatively new owners are moving the shop..."

A story I was sad to see slip off the main page here was
He waits on his porch for his teacher to pick him up, the amazing story of George Dawson learning to read at the age of 96 and ending up on Oprah. Or, if you prefer an effort-free education, try Father Guido's Five Minute University.

I plucked off Anonymoses a sort of "Word Lab" discussion: Are You Being Framed? Who was it said: "He that frames the question, wins the debate"?

Inside My Head offers Certitude, about living with someone for 23 years, and then I chose this one I sympathize with completely: Sherlock Holmes And The Great How The Hell Is It Possible To Gain 15 Pounds In Six Months Mystery. The twenty comments she's gotten prove the universal urgency of this question.

Similarly, I found on Nearest Distant Shore one of the lovely "Where I'm From" poems: Where I'm From. (If you want to see more of these pieces, I'm keeping a collection of them here.)

Viewfinder Blues gives us Rendered to Cinders, about the death-by-fire of the uninsured Loui's Restaurant, and his encounter with the owner.

Ogre gives us a description (with pictures) of Grandfather Mountain; if you haven't been there, you ought to go!

Next week's TarHeel Tavern will be hosted by Ogre. Check the Tar Heel Tavern Homesite for more.

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3 Comments:

At 9:29 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Thanks so much for hosting this. I've really enjoyed making my acquaintances and plan on doing more tomorrow! I linked, but have never figured out the whole trackback thingamajig.

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

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At 11:55 PM, Blogger D. Hoggard said...

There is some damn fine writing going on here.

Good job

 

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