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Even the Smallest Person Can Change the Course of the Future

(This article I originally wrote for “A Lovely Calling” a year ago now. That blog has been updated since then and the article fits better on this one so I moved it over here. 387 more words

Classic Books

Author Snapshot: Daphne du Mariuer

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…

One of the more famous opening lines for a novel is Daphne Du Mariuer’s first sentence of the eponymous character recalling her days at Manderley. 433 more words

Reading

Quote, Unquote : Roddy Doyle

“The death of the book was announced a while ago, but sales were good last year, vinyl is the coolest thing again; things that are announced as dead are not.”

100 books by 40: BLEAK HOUSE

Book: Bleak House
Author: Charles Dickens
Published: 1853

Bleak is an accurate description of how I felt when I started this book. The gray Cincinnati winter seems the most suitable companion for slogging through this enormous book. 190 more words

Reading

1968: 2001: The Space Odysseys

Is there intelligent life out beyond out planet? What about beyond our solar system? Did they help us get to where we are? Will we ever be able travel far enough to know.  813 more words

Literature

Memories of an A.

I have IFC channel on and they were showing Jaws. I laugh as I type this because Undisclosed definitely could have stood in for Amity in the film. 131 more words

Accomplishment

James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small~A Book Review

The Heartwarming True Stories of a Vet Who Cared for Animals with Skill and Compassion

Five years ago I sat down on my families sofa one evening and picked up a copy of “All Creatures Great and Small” and began to read it. 935 more words

British Authors