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The Ongoing Moment - Geoff Dyer

I started this book back in August 2016 en route from South Africa to Canada. Initially I thought it would be another essay type book similar to Berger’s… 246 more words

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John Berger and 'bearing witness'

On page 29 of and our faces, our hearts, brief as photos, Berger describes a landscape that lies before him as he is raking hay in a field: a small hillock on which stand three neglected pear trees – two in leaf, one leafless and dead, the dead tree flanked by the two living ones – and behind them the blue sky with large white clouds. 629 more words


Tolstoy Journal, February 24, 2017:"the eternal questions of life and death."

Well, it was getting late last night, I was tired, and I didn’t think I was going to get any Tolstoy read. I had gone to Portland Public Library with my son and checked out Nathan Haskell Dole’s biography of Tolstoy and then at a used bookstore, Yes Books, had bought… 1,117 more words

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The Book Trail: From 'Artful' to Footnotes

For today’s Book Trail post, we begin with one of Ali Smith’s lecture series-cum-incredibly readable book, and weave our way through tomes weird and wonderful. 1,091 more words

The Last Four Years: an Honors Thesis

Graduation is less than three months away, which means seniors are hard at work with their final project: the thesis.  Some have opted for the traditional route, while others are taking on more work and tackling an honors thesis.  231 more words

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A Book for Every Occasion?

Yesterday I signed up for a six-week yoga course at the local wellbeing center. This is something I’ve been meaning to do for at least two years. 255 more words

Reading Habits

Tolstoy Journal, February 1, 2017

I have not finished reading Volume II on schedule. In fact, I am still on page 108, but I press on hoping to actually read and write about the whole 24 volume set of Tolstoy I have. 1,013 more words

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