Endgame, as performed at the now- defunct Shimer College in 2009. The Author saw a different performance.

I am living proof that you can go far in life without seeing a Beckett play.

There is a list called “Writers Who Are Not Funny in the Traditional or Indeed Any Other Sense, But Some People Nevertheless Insist on Participating in the Fiction that They Are ‘Actually Hilarious,’ ” and it feels to me that Beckett is at the top of that list.

Ingredients Primary category in which blog post is published

Hemlock

Of Philosophical Deaths and Slowly Strangling Sheep

I should accept that this place has always been an island

After class, I walk toward the exit looking—like my students—not toward the future but at my phone’s screen.

The Wrong Kind of Good

On playing netball at school in South Africa