Category Archives: literature

What do I miss?

I miss the discussions.  I miss the interaction.  I miss sharing my passion for reading and writing.  Being immersed in teaching high school English for 25 years was a dream come true for me.  I used to tell my students … Continue reading

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What’s humming?

From time to time I talk tunes here on the blog.  I’ve never been any sort of musician, never played an instrument (except for the piano, badly), can’t sing on key if my life depended on it.  But music looms … Continue reading

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Why, oh why…

I love to read.  There are two problems with reading:  1) the book ends and 2) my favorite writers can’t write fast enough.  As is the case with most avid readers, I keep track of when my favorite writers have … Continue reading

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Oh, please…

I tried to post yesterday but deleted it by accident.  C’est la vie.  Periodically I get fed up with “stars.”  Whether they are professional athletes, actors, wealthy families, etc.  They are still people who are regular people.  I definitely have … Continue reading

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Why I enjoy reading Linda Fairstein’s mysteries…

My closest friends know I’m a history junkie in addition to being a mystery and crime junkie.  I’ve read widely within the mystery genre and will admit to several favorite authors.   Authors vary as dinstinctly as do one’s closest friends; one chooses … Continue reading

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Remembering Ray Bradbury…

Wow, another literary legend has crossed over into the great beyond.  I’ve read a great deal of Bradbury’s work over the years.  By no means have I read all of it; he was too prolific.  His work was hard to … Continue reading

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What would Atticus do?

To Kill a Mockingbird has always been my favorite book.  Though I’ve read it more than twenty times, it never gets old, stale or outdated.  One of the most recognizable themes from the story is to consider things from another’s … Continue reading

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