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other things requiring narration

Ere now it has been related how Ahab was wont to pace his quarter-deck, taking regular turns at either limit, the binnacle and mainmast; but in the multiplicity of other things requiring narration it has not been added how that sometimes in these walks, when most plunged in his mood, he was wont to pause in turn at each spot, and stand there strangely eyeing the particular object before him.

Herman Melville, Moby Dick


long shared but seldom spoken

Reaching back across centuries, grasping to find strands of beauty within the varieties of human existence, the looks and caresses of wanting. It’s a nice day for a rice pudding. 21 more words


Studies in Astrophysics

After graduating college with a biology degree, I find most of my intellectual interest gearing toward subjects that were not integrated into my program. Conventionally this would mean biochemistry, soil science, water science, geomorphology–basically, environmental and related physical sciences. 535 more words


Thunderstruck: Schedule

Hello all, here is the breakdown of our reading schedule for Thunderstruck by Eric Larson:

Reading 1: Through page 76, July 13th

Reading 2: Through page 167, July 20th… 32 more words

Review: The Liar by Stephen Fry (Published at Atticus Review)

“I can fool all of the people all of the time.” A bold statement thought by a bold character, Stephen Fry’s protagonist Adrian Healey quickly sets the tone of Fry’s fast-paced, wit-filled dramedy   134 more words

Book Review

Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe

I dare say that Chinua Achebe presented African literature to the world with the publication of “Things Fall Apart” in 1959. Sure missionaries, colonialists, and adventurers brought home accounts of Africa á la “How I Found Livingstone” by Stanley and the fictional “The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger” which concludes “Things Fall Apart”, but all of them have an external point of view. 474 more words



All of the eighth grade boys were stuffed into the auditorium. Once everyone was seated, the mass of two hundred thirteen-year-old boys evolved into a perpetually squirming and giggling amoeba. 1,109 more words