Category Archives: reading

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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A childhood bastion crumbles…

Down the block, around the corner and down the next block was a building I visited frequently as a child.  It was old, small and smelled of the many books that filled it.  When we moved to Delmar right before … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

It is not something that is easy to explain unless I’m speaking to another writer. Writing is a solitary pursuit. I’m no stranger to solitude and enjoy it. Writing is sort of thankless. At times all I have to show … Continue reading

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Cowboy dreams…

From the time I was a small child, I’ve loved horses and all things Western.  I’m not sure how it happened but I think my love of reading is partly responsible.  Television reinforced what I read. I was a busy … Continue reading

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My one particular harbor

“I know I don’t get there often enough/God knows I surely try/It’s a magic kind of medicine/That no doctor could prescribe.”  –Jimmy Buffett, “One Particular Harbor” This is a sentiment that runs through my head quite often.  My one particular … Continue reading

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The implosion of our society…or I’ve become old and cranky.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve written a blog entry.  I apologize if any of you have been waiting for one.  I’ve been waiting too.  Honestly, my job sucks the life out of me and leaves me with … Continue reading

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Summer…

“Summer…it turns me upside down…” that beginning line to the song “Magic” by the Cars sums up summer to me.  It is by far my favorite season of the year, followed closely by autumn.  Why do I love summer?  Is it … 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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