Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hey, Let’s Buy A House!

Good news, everybody: There’s a house on the market we can snatch up for little-to-enormous cost (I won’t say which). Tell you what. I’ll put up a PayPal button so you can donate to the cause. If we reach the … Continue reading

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QOTD: Schopenhauer, You Old Smoothy

From today’s Writer’s Almanac: He also believed that women were childish, and meant to obey. Schopenhauer never married. Ha ha. Sorry, Schopenhauer, I can’t understand why you struck out. In other news, happy birthday, Edna St. Vincent Millay! You guys, … Continue reading

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Dickens. What A Slouch.

A far, far better cartoon gag in celebration of Charles Dickens's recent 200th birthday: — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) February 11, 2012

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Happy Birthday, Mr Dickens!

There are, on this 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, some clear options when it comes to celebrating. Most of them involve reading. For reading today I pulled from my shelf Great Expectations, for the same reason I did some years … Continue reading

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An Unsuitable Job For A Woman, by P.D.James

An Unsuitable Job For A Woman by P.D. James My rating: 2 of 5 stars Having heard good things about P.D. James I had high hopes for this novel; I was disappointed. I love the placidity you get in British … Continue reading

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Ilion Saved!

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News Poetry and a Splash of Chesterton

I missed this story the other day, but once a month All Things Considered on NPR will bring in a new poet to, well, poeticize some news. This month’s Newspoet was Tracy K. Smith, who zeroed in on a particular story: … Continue reading

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