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Roger

Sheila O’Malley re-shared her post on the anniversary of Roger Ebert’s passing today, and I thought, why not do the same? Here’s what I posted the day he died. I still miss his writing. There’s something about those Chicago newspaper … Continue reading

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January Reading (From the Books)

I’m going to try, in 2022, to write a monthly recap of the books (and other things) I read each month. I had a good reading month and am well on my way to meeting my annual goal of 52 … Continue reading

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Bridges

There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads. This is one of them. —The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller In a real way, an era of my life … Continue reading

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From the Books: “This Will All Be Over Soon” by Cecily Strong

Cecily Strong is one of my favorite performers on what is a very strong present cast on Saturday Night Live. In fact, this particular season she is getting featured a lot more than usual, possibly because Kate McKinnon has been on … Continue reading

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The Past harmonizes: 11/22/63, by Stephen King

(Re-upping this one after a discussion of Stephen King on Twitter, and specifically this book, made me remember this post!)   One odd bit of Star Trek lore that I didn’t know about until I read one of William Shatner’s … Continue reading

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“I shall read you to the bitter end!” vowed the Reader….

An interesting discussion erupted over on Twitter the other day, occasioned by this tweet: 'It's an insult to authors not to finish every book you start' – strong stuff from my excellent colleague @ruhawksley (I took 'A Suitable Boy' away … Continue reading

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From the Books: Why We Swim

Sometimes people cite the lack of browsing as a reason why it sucks that the independent bookstore has fallen on hard times in these, the Days of Amazon and other online retailers. And that’s true: one of the great joys … Continue reading

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From the Books: SO MANY WAYS TO LOSE

It’s been my experience that any baseball fan will hate at least one of New York City’s two teams, either the Yankees or the Mets. I’ve never really hated either, which makes me an outlier, I suppose. I just like … Continue reading

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What is it with second grade teachers?

 Sheila O’Malley shares this wonderful post every year when the school year is about to start: My friend is extremely intelligent. His parents did not value this in him. On the contrary, it threatened them. It implicated their ignorance. To … Continue reading

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Recent Reading!

 It’s been a while since I posted an update on books I’ve been reading, so here’s a bit of catch-up! ::  Edge of Sundown is a noir-mystery set in Chicago, by indie writer Jennifer Worrell. A writer who was once a … Continue reading

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