Monthly Archives: November 2014

Book Report

Here are a few interesting books I’ve read recently but didn’t get around to blogging about: Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith. A fascinating tour of a mind plagued and sometimes crippled by anxiety. To his credit, … Continue reading

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Why Would You Lie Bout Something Dumb Like That?

I was not expecting Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, by Tom Robbins, to contain frequent disquisitions on topics from biology. I would have been less surprised to find them if I had read his Wikipedia bio first, for it claims … Continue reading

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Geting away with rhyme

It takes a certain amount of guts, these days, even to submit a rhymed poem to a journal, especially if it’s not a villanelle (those seem to have been grandfathered into contemporary poetry). I, too, often find recent rhymed poems … Continue reading

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