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Monthly Archives: November 2011
Nerd Do Well, Simon Pegg. Century, 2010. 368 pages. “It was never my intention to write an autobiography. The very notion made me uneasy. You see them congesting the bookshop shelves at Christmas. Rows of needy smiles, sad clowns and … Continue reading
Bill McKibben was on Colbert Monday. I admittedly have only read one McKibben book, but it was among my favorite assigned reading in college. (The book was Deep Economy, wherein McKibben rethinks utilitarianism in a profoundly humanistic way and addresses … Continue reading
The winner of Round Seven of Three Minute Fiction was announced this evening. Three Minute Fiction is that occasional writing contest run by NPR, the name derived from its principle challenge: write an original piece of fiction that can be … Continue reading
I feel bad for Michael Pollan. From In Defense of Food to Food Rules to Food Rules: Now With Illustrations; it seems like he’s realized people don’t read books and he’s having to break his message down into the least … Continue reading
Starlings in Winter by Mary Oliver Chunky and noisy, but with stars in their black feathers, they spring from the telephone wire and instantly they are acrobats in the freezing wind. And now, in the theater of air, they swing … Continue reading