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I love this verb, which describes my favorite occupation. Writing is work, passion, and my clearest route to a deeper understanding of the world. I write in order to think. I like to tell my students, "Writing is a way of knowing."
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In a world filled with problems to be solved, I grow angry at the thought of anyone wasting his or her life with indifference, indolence, or boredom. We have so much to do!
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