Tag Archives: David Foster Wallace

True Story: On Fact and Fiction at the Pulpit

Curtis: When I was in college I spent a significant amount of time trying to find a new church to attend. After a lengthy search I settled on a small community of believers centrally located between campus, Chipotle and Taco Bell. I would attend Sunday mornings and return to the dorms, which were always empty, […]

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#2 Eleven (Really) Long Novels Worth Your While

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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#3 Sunday Night Speech: “This is Water,” by David Foster Wallace

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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The Most Read Posts In September

September was the seventh month of TTAF.  In case you are new to the site and are unaware, we like to provide you with the most read posts from every month (regardless of the month the post was published). This is a great way to catch up on some posts that you may have missed, […]

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Saturday Morning News September 8th, 2012

For Afghan Girl, Going To School Is Act Of Bravery ‘Green Mile’ Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Dies At 54 Under the Shadow of Jets, a Syrian Town Presses On A Writer who Was the Voice of a Generation Henry Ford: When Capitalists Cared Real Life Jaws? Is America Better Now Than it Was Four Years […]

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Sunday Night Speech: “This is Water,” by David Foster Wallace

Tonight, rather than link to a video, we’ve chosen to link to an audio file of “This is Water,” a fairly well known commencement speech by the late David Foster Wallace. Wallace gave the speech at Ohio’s Kenyon College in 2005, and since that time it has come to represent the clearest, most direct example […]

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Eleven (Really) Long Novels Worth Your While

Have you ever been a little frightened to read a particularly long book? You’re not alone. Even those of us for whom reading is second only to breathing and eating as a necessary pastime (Am I exaggerating? I can’ tell.) sometimes avoid those most sizable tomes, for one reason or another. Because we love to […]

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