Monthly Archives: January 2014


A Korean student in one of my adult ESL courses walked up to me after class one evening and asked, “Are you Jushi?”  For a moment I thought this might be related to Bushi, which is what all my Korean … Continue reading

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Not many cows, but many good places

On the first day of high-school basketball practice on the White Mountain Apache reservation, new assistant coach Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was shocked to see a style he had never experienced before, either with the Lakers  or at UCLA under John Wooden … Continue reading

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Bronzefinch, Maybe.

If only Donna Tartt had wrapped up The Goldfinch in, say, a snappy 450 pages instead of almost 800, I might have been finished with it before I noticed how annoying it is.  Well, I still would have been annoyed … Continue reading

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