Category Archives: Living in a Bartleby Age

Keeping Things in Perspective

There’s a song out there (I don’t recall it) of which its gist is this: “You got problems?  Some people out there have *real* problems.” I think this because my mom called me a few days ago, asking that I … Continue reading

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Fighting Hip-Hop’s “Bartleby Age”?

Warning: *Not* work nor kid-friendly.  (Hat tip to the Hubby, who showed this to me and JG yesterday evening.) Read a book. Social satire?  Or simply offensive dreck?

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Living in a Bartleby Age, Part 4

In some posts back in August 2004, I mentioned the idea of us (meaning people in general, but perhaps people living in America specifically) living in an age in which Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener is not only tolerated but also … Continue reading

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Living in a Bartleby Age, Part 3

I just got back from a weekend trip to Austin with hubby and former housemates (now next door neighbors) to see a mutual friend before he takes off for his year-long teaching gig at South Korea. It’s scary, to leave … Continue reading

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Living in a Bartleby Age, Part 2

A few days ago, while standing in line at the grocery store, I got bored and started looking at the merchandise in the cart of the customer in front of me: frozen pizzas, pre-packaged frozen dinner, name brand snack cakes … Continue reading

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