Monthly Archives: July 2015

Don Quixote was a steel-drivin’ man

I’m afraid I’m not going to make it through Don Quixote. It started out pretty well, except for the dedicatory poems, which probably lost most of their funniness in the last four centuries and lost the rest when translated into … Continue reading

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Poem-O-Rama

Instead of synopses of poetry books, here are some links to poems I’ve been reading and which I think you might like:   Jude Nutter, “The Shipping Forecast.” http://judenutter.com/poems/the-shipping-forecast/ Rebecca Morgan Frank, “Extinction.” http://www.diodepoetry.com/v6n3/content/frank_rm.html Leslie Shipman, “This Great Sadness.” http://casit.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview/this-great-sadness-by-leslie-shipman/Continue reading

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Book Reports

Here’s what I’ve been reading in the last two months (except for the poetry), from the ones I liked to the ones I didn’t:   Oliver Sacks, Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood. Adorable portrait of the ultimate nerd, … Continue reading

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You can’t go home again if you’ve never been there

The other day I ran across a charming example of how very hard it is for people to read what is in front of them. It was in something called the New American Bible, produced by the Catholic Biblical Association … Continue reading

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