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Trip to Monterey; My Kids vs. The Army

For my birthday this year, we decided to take a trip to Monterey with the kids. It was an interesting experience for me, since I hadn’t been there in over a decade. 950 more words

The Pearl

The Pearl introduced me to the world of John Steinbeck, who has quickly grown on me, especially after The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck is a master of irony and a lot of his writing reflects on the darkness and conflicts of human nature, like in Of Mice and Men. 302 more words


Thought for the day...

From Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck, 1962:

Driving the big highway near Toledo I had a conversation with Charley on the subject of roots. He listened but didn’t reply.

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Literary Quotes

Undoer of knots

“It’s one of the symptoms of our time to find danger in men like you who don’t worry and rush about. Particularly dangerous are men who don’t think the world’s coming to an end.  818 more words



Kakorrhaphiophobia. It’s a great word, isn’t it? No, it’s not the title of a song by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. It’s a condition that we all suffer to some degree. 1,772 more words


Perenjori, Western Australia

These photographs were taken during our trip North to Perenjori this past Sunday.  On the drive back from Mike’s footy game we paused to take in the spectacular sunset.   309 more words



I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s

Of Mice and Men by: John Steinbeck