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43 years old * teach poetry writing at the University of Hartford * poet * Vegetarian * distance runner * dog owner * Books: SPACE TRAVELER, SWEET CORE ORCHARD, and UNDERWATER LENGTHS IN A SINGLE BREATH

Diaries published: 12 (846 days since last diary on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 09:31 AM PST)

Comments posted: 2401 (4 days since last comment on Sat May 02, 2015 at 11:22 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 150

Total Comment Ratings: 5603

Most Recommended Diary: A Story (For People Who Love Dogs), 29 comments, 49 recommends

People Following claytonben: 5

claytonben's Most Recent Diaries:

I'm not sure if this has been diaried yet, but I wanted to make sure it was, because I think Ezra Klein is exactly right, and the pro-coin arguments have gotten much press here Klein's take is that ...
by claytonben
Comment Count 77 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 09:31 AM PST with 15 Recommends
One more post-debate analysis. I know, I know: but stay with me a little bit. . . . I saw the debate. I thought it was a draw. Obama seemed cogent and smart; Romney seemed rude, but forceful and ...
by claytonben
Comment Count 51 comments on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 07:51 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
ON THE EVENING of February 10th, 2011, Tam-Tam stopped eating and threw up her dinner. I didn’t think much of it at the time. As near as I can tell, vomiting is a hobby with dogs. But then she ...
by claytonben
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 05:11 AM PST with 49 Recommends
*LIBERAL*: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin liberalis suitable for a freeman, generous, from liber free; perhaps akin to Old English lēodan to grow, Greek eleutheros free. First Known ...
by claytonben
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 05:15 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
My entry into the Obama wars is two similes: an acorn and a hand grenade. Both are capable of great change. I am *not* trying to suggest that one is superior to the other. And it just may be that ...
by claytonben
Comment Count 45 comments on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 09:43 PM PST with 8 Recommends
The title of a recently recommended diary rubbed me the wrong way. I explained why in comments, but I really want to hear what other Kossacks think, and I am open to learning that I am wrong. ...
by claytonben
Comment Count 61 comments on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 12:28 PM PDT with 5 Recommends

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