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Book Review: Bark by Lorrie Moore

A woman who is so obsessed with Michael Jackson she roasts her chicken on the ‘clean’ setting of her oven because she’s distracted by listening to his music, a man who wears a t-shirt that says “Thank you for Having Me” at a wedding, a married couple who met at a peace movement but have grown to hate each other so much they both believe in nuclear weapons by the time they divorce: this is just a tiny selection of the quirky characters you will be introduced to in… 460 more words

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On Lorrie Moore's "Bark"

I used to enjoy short fiction a lot. I respect those who can write it, and I respect those who read it with any kind of frequency, because the form lends itself to a kind of sadomasochism that I just don’t see in other formats: each short story carries in it all the gravity and pain of a novel but in a shorter space.  979 more words

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22 January 2015

Today I took a picture of a birch.


Phriday Photo Phavorites – Part Six

Happy Friday! Time to enjoy some favorites!

To go back in time to One, Two, Three, Four or Five click respectively =-)

Wood borer trails. 30 more words


Thursday Tree Morning To You

Sometimes bark is pretty darn … well … pretty. At least to my eyes.

Tree Bark (I), 2.19.14