Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch
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Ruled

People sometimes ask me why I don't write in my books. "I don't write in my books anymore," I tell them. This is why:

The underlining in red is from the fall of 1994. It postdates the underlining in black by several years. What you can't see here are the eraser marks that indicate where I erased a line for not being straight enough or a word for being too sloppily formed. Yes, "the distracted person, too, can form habits," particularly when those habits constitute the perfect distraction.
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