I’ve decided to add information about Polycystic Kidney Disease to this blog since my brother-in-law died from this last week. My mother-in-law also had it and 3 of her children inherited this disease. 176 more words
I read a free sample of a book at two different times of my life.
The first time I read it, I was new to my lunch lady job, and I found myself sitting in my parked car, yelling at my Kindle, reacting to the author’s words as though he were holding me up as a cautionary tale to a group of tourists – who then quietly (some of them whispering to their neighbors) walked carefully around me, looking at me sideways and crossing themselves as they passed. 989 more words
And yet–his ultimate move had fallen through because Linda Fox … it had been the wrong time. Her menstrual cycle, he thought. Linda Fox has periods and cramps? 289 more words
A criticism often levelled at Dick is that his female characters are badly written, and it’s hard to deny it. Particularly in his earlier work, the female characters, when they exist at all, are an amalgamation of every dreadful trope regarding women in popular fiction. 881 more words
I do have to say that, overall, I’m doing pretty well and am very lucky. I have a wonderful family and many friends. My family consists of two devoted children, their spouses of whom I’m very fond and with whom I get along well, and 3 incredibly adorable grandchildren. 289 more words
Beyond the reality bending, beyond the suburban discontent, beyond the fragile male ego expressed as nonchalant sexism, PKD’s preference for the word “vast” most struck me from the very first novel I read by him, especially by the time Jason tells Alys, “But you’re vast,” (170) in 527 more words