EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: The Middle of the Road
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EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: The Middle of the Road

by Lisa Peet

It’s so much easier to laugh about the horror of middle of the road as a condition, not a place. Not the fact that I now have more years under my belt than I have left, but the way those years have softened me, worn down those exhilaratingly sharp angles on all of us. How, when we went to see Patti Smith a few years ago, the audience was wall-to-wall fleece and crocs. Continue reading

Experience Required: “The Price of Admission”
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Experience Required: “The Price of Admission”

Some part of me knew that becoming this person called “writer” would require more from me than I was ready to give. I deep down knew that in order to claim the title of “writer,” I’d have to relinquish that which I believed I needed to survive. And, that type of handover just doesn’t happen without a good long fight. Continue reading