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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...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chekhov

There is a certain satisfaction in checking off items on a list of things to do. I often begin doing things even before I make a list, but then write down and check off things I have already done. I even put things like "drink coffee" on my to-do list.

1 comment:

Clarissa said...

I'm this way, too. :-) I have a great list-making app on my Kindle that makes happy noises when something is checked off a list. :-)