Dickens! The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton reads like a precursor of A Christmas Carol. Only MUCH more interesting, because instead of the ghost… Read more “Story # 9, The Big Book of Classic Fantasy”
The Challenge: What the world needs now… No, I’m not breaking out into a Hal David and Burt Bacharach pop tune! During this time of social distance,… Read more “Tuesday Photo Challenge: CONNECT”
Jan Clausen reviews Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism, by Hilary M. Schor (Oxford University Press, 2013). Clausen writes that Schor takes “curiosity” — specifically… Read more “The Implications of Feminine Curiosity: Reading the Women’s Review of Books (Mar/Apr 2014)”
Books self is interested in reading after perusing The Economist’s “Best Books of 2011” list: Biography and Memoir Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost,… Read more “Perusing the Economist Best Books of 2011: Short List”
2012 will be a good year. Charles Dickens is turning 200 in February 2012. This self learns from reading The Economist of 1 October 2011. The magazine… Read more “In Anticipation of Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday in Feb 2012”
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Self was in the downtown Redwood City Library today. She received e-mail notification that a book she’d requested was available for pick-up. And self drove there all… Read more “Food For Fines”
Today, self received calls from her regular masseuse (one of self’s indulgences is a really good massage, every two or three months) and from the nice Filipina… Read more “The Day After the Mother of All Rejections: “This Is It” (Possibly the Best Concert Dance/Movie EVER Made!)”