John Manchester's Blog – November 2013 Archive (2)

Fifty Years Ago Today

Most Fridays in the fall of 1963 my father was working at American Education Publications, publishers of “My Weekly Reader.” I was in my eighth grade class.

 But that Friday, November 22nd, my father picked me up early from school in his green Austin-Healey Sprite. My father loved that car. He’d grin and say, “Let’s go for a spin,” crank the top down and we’d go flying out over the hills of Middletown, Connecticut. The Sprite gave him license to become a different…

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Added by John Manchester on November 22, 2013 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Murder Your Metaphors

(Part of an occasional series on writing)

 

 The process of learning to write comes in distinct stages, like peeling the layers of an onion. Each new layer first appears smooth and shiny. But over time the…

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Added by John Manchester on November 6, 2013 at 8:01am — No Comments

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