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QOTD: August

There is no month in the whole year, in which nature wears a more beautiful appearance than in the month of August. Spring has many beauties, and May is a fresh and blooming month, but the charms of this time … Continue reading

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Decision Points: What Movie Should We Watch?

After I posted a quote from Barack Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope, my brother asked me if I thought he wrote it himself, or if he had “guidance”. I told him, “I don’t know, I’ve been thinking about that … Continue reading

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QOTD: The Rotation of the Earth Round the Sun

Denial, anger, bargaining, despair–I’m not sure I went through all the stages prescribed by the experts. At some point, though, I arrived at acceptance–of my limits, and, in a way, my mortality. I refocused on my work in the state … Continue reading

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Your New Book Assignment: Dickens’s Batman

Happy Belated Bastille Day! (It was yesterday.) I hope you are, like I am, pulling out your copy of A Tale of Two Cities. The latest Batman adaptation was, it turns out, at least partly inspired by Dickens’s oft-mandated book. According … Continue reading

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“Re-imagining” Continues to Replace Imagining

From Deadline: 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Imagine TV are developing The League Of Pan, a fairytale-themed drama series that takes on the story of Peter Pan. Based on an idea by up-and-coming writer Brian McCauley Johnson, League Of Pan is described as a re-imagining … Continue reading

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A Book By Any Other Cover

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TED Talk: Chip Kidd & Book Design

I saw this a week or two ago but forgot to share it: Chip Kidd is a book designer for the Knopf, and here tells a bit of the creative process, the taken for granted wit of book jacket design. … Continue reading

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Tremendous Trifles, by G.K. Chesterton

Tremendous Trifles by G.K. Chesterton My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first essay of G.K. Chesterton’s I remember reading is On Lying in Bed, which begins, “Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only … Continue reading

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Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville My rating: 4 of 5 stars I suspect that had I known a good deal more or a great deal less about Moby Dick before I began, my journey through the novel would have been less … Continue reading

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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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