Error as an incentive: a letter sent to the wrong address reaches its intended receiver, because who's to say who that was. My student lacks incentive to do her Gertrude Stein exam. I am not William James nor was meant to be, I should say. My paragraphs are emotional; they contain sentences that run on like cash register tape. So many coupons, so little time. Longs is now CVS, but at least it's not Walgreens. We value our dignity, you know, holding as we do to the local stores, the ones with shadow names. Those of us who work in memory, she said, know that both events happened. They met at a party and they met on the back stairs. The rest was beautiful friendship. The Comedy of Errors in Hawaiian has less to do with comedy than with mistakes. Some genres don't take. A name is a noun, but it's harder to remember.
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