Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lesson 22: Repetitive redundancy.

A few weeks ago, my beloved Stephen King ("Uncle Stevie") decided to no longer be a guest columnist for Entertainment Weekly.

His predominant reason? Fear of repeating himself.

And while I am sad he is leaving, I can understand his worries.

I worry that there is a shelf life to our jokes, our stories, and our demands.

Sometimes I think that may be part of the reason I am a high school teacher. I like the part where I am in people's lives for brief flashes and then a memory.

I keeps me from worrying that I am going to wind up an overplayed chorus. Like a summer song that gets played too long into the fall.

Now I just have to decide if I still want my subscription to the magazine.

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