While the kitchen and the living room were well within the DMZ, the respective work spaces governed by my father and me were jealously guarded totalitarian states in which each of us declared ourselves dictator. Stories from the New World (Simon The available flat surfaces were buried under a million scraps of paper on which he sketched his mechanical inventions in blue ball-point pen. continue reading below our video* Originally broadcast on the Public Radio International program This American Life, Shooting Dad Vowell conveys distinct impressions of her father and herself by --and --their different work spaces at home. by Sarah VowellOur house was partitioned off into territories. In this carefully crafted passage from the essay Shooting Dad, Its walls were hung with the mounted antlers of deers he d bagged, forming a makeshift museum of death. Schuster, 2000). Selected Works by
A regular contributor to This American Life on Public Radio International, author Sarah Vowell once described writing in the as a great place to hide, especially with.
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Dad s shop was a messy disaster area, a labyrinth of lathes.