The Masterpiece
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The Masterpiece

Why the Four-Year Commute Was Worth It

My classroom was too large to be contained to one campus

With the money I made at The Holiday Inn, I bought a Nissan 200SX. Yes, I commuted to college, but my classrooms were all across the country. Photo by Susan Bowne.

One day in American Lit, back in 1988, professor Charles Donahue joked Delsea Drive in Southern New Jersey was the most hideous road in America. Was he contrasting the beauty and the horror of Emily Dickinson to Delsea?

That hurt.

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The wise writers don’t rush. They take time to produce their masterpieces.

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Walter Bowne

Walter Bowne

This poet-angel-hipster dude from Jersey writes satire, humor, fiction, poetry, essays on music, travel, gardening, and his belly button. He’s a trophy husband.

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