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Perhaps everyone has stories to tell of their 20s: the dangerous years, the careless years, when you knew everything, alert to neither Scylla nor Charybdis, scarcely aware of their existence so immersed are you in your own immediate framework of concerns — relationships, friends, trying to find a job, brooding about who you are and what you should be doing. 3,022 more words

The Magus

As this 1966 novel was chosen as the latest offering in our book club, one of our members exclaimed, “I’ll talk about it but I’m not reading that again!”. 862 more words


woods have never seemed to me to be static things

“In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.”

- John Fowles

March 31 in history

1146 Bernard of Clairvauxpreached his sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade.

1492 Queen Isabella of Castille issued the… 748 more words


A Miscellaneous Compilation

Yes, I see that expression of wonder and confusion which the rather ambiguous title of this post has caused to become plastered across your face. “A miscellaneous compilation?” you gasp in surprise, “Whatever could it mean? 940 more words

The Magus

Before anything else, I hate giving spoilers especially about books because you directly interfer to people’s imagination and subconscious. Even though in the movies it’s all about visuality. 576 more words

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