I found this small, folded note lying on the floor under a table in the student center ballroom at the Rogers State University Student Center. Is musical aptitude really a banishable offense? Was it just the last in a long list of grievances? Who did the banishing? The ex-girlfriend? Her parents? I hope you still continued to play while in exile, Banished Guy.
All fans of great literature will already know the incredible work of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, but sometimes his work can be so cryptic as to be opaque. Luckily, the previous owner of this used book was kind enough to add her marginalia to increase understanding.
My daughter, a student at Bryn Mawr College, gave me a book purchased in a used bookstore. The book itself was a birthday gift, but the real gift came tucked inside, in the form of a long, hidden, multi-colored apologia, or “appolagy” as it is termed in the missive.