Category Archives: memory

  1. Tennessee Song of Myself

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    April 3, 2014 by astephens2013

    I am the dark blue river the stars in the black night the elephant rider in the night the wind …
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  2. Memoir and Memory: An Evening with David MacLean

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    February 5, 2014 by WITS Houston

    Former WITS Writer David Stuart MacLean will discuss and sign “The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of …
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  3. Odessa

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    January 14, 2014 by WITS Houston

    You may cruise by on a hot summer day looking through the supermarket window, hearing old country music static slow. …
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  4. Goodbye

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    January 7, 2014 by WITS Houston

    We always said goodbye to a lot of things Like the tree has to say goodbye to its leaves for …
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  5. Snow in Houston

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    December 13, 2013 by WITS Houston

    In Houston snow is very rare When it does snow, I bundle up I drink hot cocoa inside There‚Äôs not …
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  6. Revision Strategy #2: ThoughtShots

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    December 9, 2013 by WITS Houston

    The idea of the thoughtshot comes from The Reviser’s Toolbox, a great book by Barry Lane. After a student finishes …
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  7. Like Me

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    November 25, 2013 by WITS Houston

    Sunset shines really bright Yellow and purple Like me Fluffy clouds are Fluffy as my pillow Ocean water moves with …
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