An Observational Space
Barnaby Hazen’s Seven Eleven Ceremony and Other Short Stories
There is time and place. And then there is motion. And how one moves through particular moments and settings depicts untold stories, stories that move fluidly or gradually, depending on who’s doing the telling. In Taos writer Barnaby Hazen's case, the settings are 7-Eleven stores, and the characters are varied, each telling a different tale, marked by experience and emotion. Hazen crafted this book of short stories (titled Seven Eleven Ceremony and Other Short Stories) of his own volition in the hopes of churning out multiple vignettes that share one common setting to ignite a variety of ideas and concepts.
Shipler Speaks for the People: Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks journalism, human stories and his upcoming book
Last June, a book sat in front of me that, honestly, I was not inclined to read. Consuming a great deal of nonfiction in my college courses, I browsed the web for favorite bloggers or settled in with F. Scott Fitzgerald during the lazy summer months. But my summer job entailed urging incoming UNM freshmen to read this book, and a pesky voice in my head persuaded me to practice what I preached.
David Shipler’s The Working Poor: Invisible in America is a well-rounded, nonpartisan account of the poverty plight in the US; while that summary did not necessarily entice me, the personal anecdotes did. I was intrigued by Claudio, an illegal immigrant living fearfully between farmhand jobs, and I was a little heartbroken by Peaches, a homeless, working woman who had been abused countless times. After doing some research on the author—a Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist fascinated with society—I was admittedly a little star-struck as I sat across from him a couple weeks ago.
Oxford comma art
Here at the Weekly Alibi, the Oxford comma is sometimes the subject of hot, nerdy debate. This illustration makes a compelling point about the controversial punctuation. The Oxford comma: Are you for it, against it ... or indifferent?
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