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Why I Read Less Non-Fiction

Spring                                           New Bee Hiving Moon Not much up.  Finished the Latin, worked out, worked on my presentation:  Reimagining Faith, watched one TV program and read some.  Vince Flynn, local author of the Mitch Rapp […]

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Reading

Imbolc                                      Garden Planning Moon Not sure what wiped me out yesterday, but I sure felt crummy.  May be lack of sleep from reading too late into the night.  I don’t read much, fiction that is, during the […]

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What? No TV?

Winter                                     First Moon of the New Year Business meeting this morning.  Some drastic pruning budget wise to squeeze our spending into line with our post-retirement income.  Example:  dropped cable tv.  I know.  It feels almost unamerican.  My […]

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Reading Matters

Fall                                                             Waning Autumn Moon Found these questions on one of my frequent reads, The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Thought they’d be interesting to answer. Q: What’s the first thing you read in the morning? The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Q: What newspapers and magazines do you subscribe to or read regularly? Wired, Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, […]

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A Carnegie Library

Fall                                                   Waxing Autumn Moon Reading.  Alexandria, Indiana had a Carnegie library, one of those brick and limestone buildings sprinkled throughout American small towns, so ubiquitous we give them little thought.  Like the water tower they’ve always been there. Ours had a long flight of steps that went up to the solemn, curved stacks of the […]

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The Woollys of September

Lughnasa                                                       Waning Harvest Moon Woolly Mammoths on reading.  We had a meeting focused on current books, readings underway or accomplished during the summer.  Guys brought out books recounting the Battle of Little Big Horn hour by hour, the agony of the war in Vietnam, a Chinese classic with the attendant multiple volumes, the built in […]

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Weather Complaint

Spring(?)                                                    Waning Bloodroot Moon Well.  About a foot of new snow.  A foot.  Heavy, heart attack snow, too.  It’s hard to imagine a less welcome weather pattern at this time, with the exception of a hard rain.  Oh, yeah, we had a hard rain most of yesterday.  Both of them up the ante for the […]

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Not Stepping In The Same River Twice

Samhain                                                      Waning Thanksgiving Moon Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.  You, too, tiny Tim. Stayed up late last night reading a novel about a Chinese detective in Chinatown, NYC.  Not sure how it happened but China has become my favorite country, much like Germany used to be and Russia before that.  Instead of Buddenbrooks I read Romance of […]

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Books Along the Way

Fall                                  Waxing Harvest Moon I have begun to accept that I will never read everything I want to read.   Books sit stacked up on the floor in my study; they lie on top of rows of other books on bookshelves;  all my bookshelves are full and many have books piled on top of them.  Each […]

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Important Document? Read While Driving.

Spring                                                 Awakening Moon Warning:  Rant ahead.  Not texting, not brushing teeth, not combing hair, not eating cereal or drinking coffee, no, this young woman I passed on my way to the MIA yesterday read while driving.  By reading I do not mean look down, then follow the road, but eyes glued to page, peripheral vision […]

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