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Legacies and Ray Bradbury

I just finished reading Fahrenheit 451 (now there’s a gem of a book if there ever was one). There was a particular quote towards the end which reminded me of… 563 more words

General Musings

Things I Didn't Get About "Fahrenheit 451"

A week or two ago, the Curmudgeonly Lion was teasing me about not having read “Fahrenheit 451″.

As a book commonly prescribed for high school reading programs it struck him as funny that I’d slogged my way through a number of the classics and yet had missed this one. 844 more words

Apropos Nothing

Finally Putting The F - C Controversy To Rest

The Fahrenheit/Celsius controversy, which one to use, has gone on long enough. It’s time to finally put it to rest. All it takes is a little bit of logic. 82 more words


#Intersectionality and Human #Libraries

Books and libraries and human beings…

I finally got around to reading my May/June issue of Poets & Writers.

In it is a story about people who declare themselves as names of books. 465 more words


Things Remembered: Beatty's Speech

It’s hard to write about current events: everyone has an opinion and – after a time – there’s nothing new to be said. I’ve spent the last several days trying to write about something mainstream: Hobby Lobby, Kendall Jones, Immigration, the World Cup, Israel and Gaza. 1,803 more words

Random Thoughts

The Sun: The Giver, the Taker

“The sun burnt every day. It burnt time.” Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)

“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” Shaun Hicks… 33 more words