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High summer railway flowers

“Who can by stillness, little by little

make what is troubled grow clear?

Who can by movement, little by little

make what is still grow quick? 31 more words


The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K. Le Guin)

If any book I have ever read can be described as extremely weird, Left Hand of Darkness is definitely one. It is also very different from any book that I have ever read. 552 more words


Thinking Like A Lawyer

We should be grateful to New York Times columnist David Brooks  for his meditation on  Ursula Le Guin’s short story “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.”  The story  makes us reconsider certain aspects of our society we are likely to ignore. 778 more words


The Individualistic Ant

I learned a lot about insects this last summer because my son is fascinated by them. We watched documentaries together and paged through books. Once, in a fit of unrealistic ambition, I checked out the pulitzer-prize winning book by E. 446 more words


My top cultural experiences of 2014

In my former career as an arts editor at a daily newspaper, the year-end best-of lists were a standard. And now that I’ve change jobs this year, and I’m reading so many other journalists’ best-of lists, I am impressed by how many cultural things they (and my past me) have been able to experience in a year. 344 more words


A review of and thoughts on - The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin

As a sequel to Le Guin’s first Earthsea novel, ‘The Tombs of Atuan’ succeeds in capturing the same mythopoeic style as its precursor. Not quite as engaging – more standing around in the dark than I’d usually care for – but it reads well and leaves an impact greater than it’s length would lead you to expect. 376 more words