Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Chris Staples

So, this blog "Writing to comprehend" takes it's name from the Anna Kamienska quote, "I write to comprehend, not express myself."  This book of hers is fantastic.  So, originally I wasn't writing for anyone else - just myself.

Then of course, it took on another incarnation as my classroom blog - which was still reflective, cathartic, and beneficial for me.

But during the summer... Well... I can write what I want, right?

This may seem to go against everything the blog originally stood for, and make no sense on the classroom blog format.  I just bought Chris Staples new album: American Soft.  I'm including it here for two reasons.  Mr. Staples music has encouraged me for the past decade and a half, and it has helped me comprehend myself and my place in the world.  So it fits in with the blogs original theme.

And two: Staples isn't on some big huge record label bathing in hundred dollar bills.  (As far as I know...)  So, for the 1.3 people who read this each week - it gets him some free and well deserved publicity.  I can't force you to buy any of his stuff.  But if I could, I would.


  1. After a long time putting this off I send word of a Mr. Kevin Barnes for a Mr. Habecker. The telegram reads as : Mr. Habecker, I enjoy my new school, we are but a small, humble school but we're one of the best in education. We're also great in football until the coaches changed us from a Power I to a modified wing T that doesn't work. Besides that he sends his deepest apologies for putting this off for about 6 or 7 months. He states that he must sleep until the sun is at it's highest peak, goodnight or morning whenever you read this telegram from Mr. Kevin Barnes, Mr. Habecker.

  2. To whom it may concern:

    Please forward the following message to Mr. Kevin Barnes:

    Why Hello, Mr. Kevin Barnes.

    I read your telegram about a fortnight ago, but have laid aside responding, as I would have had to log out of my wife's google account, and that seemed like far too much work.

    I hope you're still enjoying your new school, and I hope the wing T starts working. I coach volleyball, and just changed all my rotations today, and we have a game tomorrow. Wish us luck.