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In the old days

“It was a dog’s life,” said the poor old gentleman, quite reassured, “but it made men of those who followed it. I see a change for the worse even in our own town here; full of loafers now, small and poor as ’tis, who once would have followed the sea, every lazy soul of ’em.

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Reading Sara Review: The Book of Speculation, by Erika Swyler

The Book of Speculation, by Erika Swyler

Rating: 3.5/5

Hardcover: 352 pages

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; 1St Edition (June 23, 2015)

Reading Sara Review: I liked this book, not a lot, but I did like it. 642 more words

Books

"Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn her seven pillars."*

Well, this lady is still hauling things out of her basement.

I mean really. But as they say, sure and steady, gets the job done. 118 more words

Dog days

The Old Farmer’s Almanac lists the traditional period of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the ancient heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. 810 more words

Quotes

Mundane

The distance between their sanity

and winter, is their ears pinned

to cackling bogeymen on podiums,

spewing rabies on the microphone.

Fools buy the viral lie. 65 more words

Poetry

By Choice Astray

The clockworks of the underworld

Are easy to know—

Fuel all doubts with

Adrenaline and ecstasy,

Place an elusive smirk

Across the cheeks,

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The small joys

“…Hilary enjoyed himself, just as he had enjoyed himself drinking the port. Increasingly, as he got older, he enjoyed things. As his personal humility deepened, so did his awareness of the amazing bounty of God…so many things…The mellow warmth of the port, the pleasure of the game, the sight of Lucilla’s lovely old face in the firelight, and David’s fine hands holding the cards, his awareness of Margaret’s endearing simplicity, and the contentment of the two old dogs dozing on the hearth…One by one the small joys fell.

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