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I Am Not a Scienceman

I’m reading a book about science. Cor, s’bit bloody hard. It’s A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, so it’s as layman as thermodynamics and half-lives and relativity can be. 181 more words

Daytime Wanderings

"A Little Less Lonely" Tag

Inspired by this video by Sanaa at InkBonesBooks.  I tried to choose books that I don’t talk about all the time because, let’s face it, the old standbys of  852 more words

Tickling funny bones

The next genre that the creative writing course looked at was Comedy, and as usual I’ll be adding my own take on the discussion in this post.  948 more words


Bad-Mouthing Mississippi

Southerners share an acute awareness that most of our fellow countrymen view us with disdain. This knowledge of ill regard is something we learn from an early age, and the message is compounded by a steady stream of negativity from every imaginable source: books, movies, television and other media, not to mention personal experiences garnered by traveling outside the region and meeting contempt face-to-face. 1,356 more words


Confessions of a Reader: The Books I Haven't Read

I majored in English, and I make no secret of my love of reading, so you probably assume I have read most of the classics. As someone who did not read her first Jane Austen book until about seven years ago, I must confess that there are a number of books I am embarrassed to admit I haven’t read. 532 more words

Book Lists

The Room of this Moment

all this running
between one moment
and the next

from the room of this minute
into the room of the one to come
we scuttle and race… 365 more words


“Up to that moment it had not occurred to me that bears might prowl in parties. What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp?

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