The Weekly Commonplace (7/23/17)

Enjoy these richly poetic and intellectually riveting excerpts from Charlie N. Holmberg, Philip and Carol Zaleski, and Graham Robb!

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On the Practice of Commonplacing

The practice of commonplacing is the act of a reader recording meaningful phrases, sentences, and paragraphs of text or "commonplaces," a practice that has been observed for centuries by great minds such as Caesar, Milton, Locke, Jefferson, and Emerson as well as literary figures such as Sherlock Holmes. Traditionally, these commonplaces were generally gathered from books, but a commonplace in... Continue Reading →

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