Posts Tagged ‘Middlebury College’

Season’s greetings from Purgatory

December 26th, 2010

On this day that marks the completion of the annual retail event which is the rock upon which modern America hath builded its church, I had planned to offer you some finely honed observations about This Special Season.  But I find that they’re not finely honed enough, and anyway today my thoughts are running in another direction.  I’m recalling an evening in my senior year at Middlebury College, when I was given the nicest compliment that anyone has ever paid me.

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Return to the Gamut Room

October 15th, 2010

I’ll be reading from To Join the Lost in the Gamut Room at Middlebury College the evening of Wednesday, November 10, 2010.  Although I’m not sure the feelings it arouses in me could properly be called “nostalgic,” there definitely is a charge for me in returning to this venue.  I was one of the founders of the student-run coffee-house back in 1974, together with Eve Ensler, who actually did most of the organizational work when I bowed out to write my senior thesis.  She may never have forgiven me.  Sorry, Eve.  I’m not sure of the time yet – watch this space.