A big thanks to Man Martin for showing us this Billy Collins poem titled “Lanyard.” Collins says it is about what “American children tend to do in the Summer.”
The irregular schedule of summer allows some folks more time to write than usual. I know I have stocked up on notebooks and Post-Its (because I have a dependency issue with small pieces of paper that are bright and adhere to things). I know there are writers composing on iPads, even phones. If you don’t already own an iPad, does this USB Typewriter make you want one? It’s pretty, but I’m not sure how I feel about it. Steampunk chic or silly? What do y’all think?
How do you compose? Longhand in a water stained Mead or Moleskine, on a laptop, phone, iPad?
The past two weekends have been fraught with graduation ceremonies, and I know we’ll see more high school graduations next weekend as well. This is important for two reasons. 1. Traffic and 2. These high school seniors are now graduates! For the recent high school graduate in your life, please direct them to The Oatmeal’s “What We Should Have Been Taught Our Senior Year of High School.” Here’s a sample from the English course, but do check all of the courses as they’re all important life lessons!