Monthly Archives: May 2013

Honus Wagner’s longest home run

As I describe on my website, mariebiro.com, several baseball players claim to have hit the longest home run in baseball history. Ed Linn described Ted Williams’ home run in “Hitter: The Life and Turmoils of Ted Williams.” Honus Wagner, one of the first five inductees along with Babe Ruth into the Baseball Hall of Fame, […]

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Overcoming Writer’s Block with Setting

Writer’s block is stereotypically depicted as a writer staring at a blank page. I disagree with those depictions. For most writers, I think a more accurate description of writer’s block is when you are in a scene and something just doesn’t feel right, but you are not sure where to go or what to write […]

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Politics and Gender Studies (continued)

Continued from here. I did not encounter political material in school until my Freshman year in college when I was assigned to read “The Federalist Papers.” Honestly, as an eighteen year old I loved “the Federalist Papers,” but it felt all knew to me. I did not feel like four years of high school or […]

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