August 12th, 2010
a trace, a mark

Writing: a scrupulous attempt to preserve something, to make something last–plucking a few exact fragments from the deepening void, leaving somewhere or other a furrow, a trace, a mark, a few signs.

–Georges Perec (article: “Space”)

(I just figured out that becoming a professor has given me access to all kinds of academic databases and I’m finding articles I’ve never read before by my favorite writers. Wooohooo! I’m like a kid in a candy shop.)

Aug 12 2010
11:56 pm
Jenny Smith writes:

WooHoo, you are officially a nerd!

Aug 13 2010
4:52 am
Claire writes:

that’s cool!!
what are you a prof in??
and being a nerd’s just fine :)

Aug 15 2010
3:49 pm
Rebecca Loudon writes:

Ok Ralph the leaf just totally cracked me up.

Aug 17 2010
5:44 pm
Taylor writes:

Keri, I’d just like to thank you so much for what you do. Your books and activities always cheer me up when Im down and always give me the inspiration I need when I feel like I can’t accomplish anything.
I mean, just yesterday I was looking at your inspiration section and Im like “I didnt even know this was here!” Because during last week I was in a really big slump about my writing and drawings. I had no ideas whatsoever. I was so ticked that I hadn’t searched your blog for answers (which is a surprise because you’re one of my favorit authors)! I deffinatly know next time Ill be exploring your blog for inspiration.
Keep up the goo work! :)

Aug 17 2010
5:47 pm
Taylor writes:

:) IM sorry I meant projects section! no insiration (although that did give me inpiration). Im such an idiot :)

Aug 19 2010
4:24 pm
Angela writes:

Nothing like as good academic library at your fingertips!

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