Category Archives: Books

You’re Not Alone

When I saw this street art mural I was reminded of a comforting quote from the great writer Kurt Vonnegut: Nothing I can say can have any effect, except to say to somebody else, “You’re not alone.” That’s as far … Continue reading

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The hills are terrible, they hide the truth of the past.

Sunrise by Louise Glück This time of year, the window boxes smell of the hills, the thyme and rosemary that grew there, crammed into the narrow spaces between the rocks and, lower down, where there was real dirt, competing with … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Year of Stories

The tourism organization VisitScotland has announced that 2022 is a “Year of Stories,” and has launched a project called Braw Beginnings (braw meaning fine, good, or pleasing) which translates the first lines of iconic books inspired by or written in Scotland into … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit

 

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The Naked Truth and More

I have to admit that I was a poor student of William Shakespeare’s work while I was in secondary school. Over the years, I have come to appreciate the brilliance of his writings, but I was not aware of the … Continue reading

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Whitman on writing

“The secret of it all, is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood, of the moment…to put things down without deliberation…without worrying about their style…without waiting for a fit time or place. I always worked that way. I … Continue reading

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Catch-22

 

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Comics Join The Classics

Joing the likes of Ivanhoe, David Copperfield, and The Great Gatsby, a series of Marvel comic books have united with Penguin Classics family. The Marvel Collection retraces the origins of favorite comic book superstars. The collection of stories reintroduces The Amazing Spider-Man, Black … Continue reading

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Drink coffee at cafes and write about stuff

Support the comic on Patreon! Corey Mohler creates this terrific philosophy themed webcomic Existential Comics.

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To Live Deliberately

Writer, philosopher, and naturalist Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. Associated with the Concord-based literary movement called New England Transcendentalism, he embraced the Transcendentalist belief in the universality of creation and the primacy of personal … Continue reading

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