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July 19, 2010


A really shame that the University of Southern Mississippi doesn't understand what a wonderful program the Center for Writers is. Here's hoping, however slim that hope may be, that there is a late change of heart.

One of the beautiful things about our state and our dysfunction and our writing and our many novel, backwards ways is that we help make the rest of the country feel normal and well-adjusted. I'm not saying that I agree with the astonishingly bad decisions that come out of this state. In fact, were you to come visit again, you would find a great number of Mississippians walking around with slap-reddened foreheads. We'll figure it out eventually. So long, Fred.

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That's really alarming. And really sad.

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