Author Archive | Jordan Keats

Week Four: UNB

After reading My Old Newcastle by David Adams Richards, I asked one of the people that I work with, that is from New Brunswick, if he could name one author from N.B. He went to university of New Brunswick, and received an Arts Degree, but he could not name any authors from NB. This is […]

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Week Three: Good Morning, Sunshine

This week’s reading, Scenes from Provincial Life by J.M. Coetzee, was a three part story about his life in South Africa. He broke it into three different parts to exaggerate his situation within his family and scholastic experience. The most shocking part of this piece was in the second portion in which he describes the […]

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Through the wire

Through the wire

On Saturday my roommate, Rusto, was t-boned doing a u-turn in his van. The van is a write off and he is lucky to be alive. He is a professional cab driver and he screwed up, anyone can. Be careful driving in the rain. I’ve been calling him Kanye West but he doesn’t get it.

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Part of Week Two: For No One

What is style? by Mavis Gallant was a great little read. It’s true, I finally have something positive to say on here. This piece was short, sweet and pretty inspiring. On someone’s blog from class, that I can’t find now, they wrote that this piece made them want to write a book. I agree, Mavis […]

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Week Three: Loving My Enemy

This week’s reading, On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion, was fair. I don’t want to be overly negative or critical but this piece was arbitrary blabber about characters that the author notes and actions or sayings that she wants to remember. The meaning of this piece is evident especially after the Alder piece, How […]

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Week Two: Badly Drawn Boy

Have you heard the rock band Badly Drawn Boy? Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t they change their name to Poorly Drawn Boy and then drop off the face of the earth? Why would they change the name? It makes it look like they never noticed the grammer mistake to begin with instead of […]

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Week One: Opposite of Rotten

This week ‘s reading was How to mark a book by Mortimer Alder. A short piece about using a book to it’s full potential, marking pages or writing notes in the margin, something Alder’s piece wasn’t worth doing but if you haven’t ever seen that in a book you haven’t read enough books either that […]

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