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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


All my life I've been kind of disorganized. I'm trying out the concept of front-loading this semester, beginning the semester with a more or less organized office: nothing on my desk that does not pertain to what I am working on. The idea is to spend the time organizing before, rather than using that same time to find missing papers, etc... later on. It's shifting work earlier in order to save time later on, and getting an added sense of reassurance and calm that comes with the absence of clutter.

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