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Frankenstein vs Dracula

Let me tell you first how this all started… I was talking books with a colleague, a guy. He mentioned he went through a let’s call it resolution sort of phase when he decided he was going to read some classic literature and be more “well-read.” So what’s he start with, … 431 more words


Recursive poetry

I’ve mentioned a couple of times in previous blog posts that I rather like the xkcd webcomic, which describes itself as being “a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language”. 217 more words


West Wind

“Make me thy lyre, even as the forest is:
What if my leaves are falling like its own!

The tumult of thy mighty harmonies

Will take from both a deep, autumnal tone, 27 more words


A Little Wistfulness

As Heraclitus put it, “The only thing that is constant is change.”

When I came to the sunbaked crossroads of Beaumont, California, to take a teaching position in August of 1985, there was one stoplight.   454 more words


I want to go to there...

…the Italian Riviera. Now that I’ve been to the French Riviera (and I’m smitten), I’d like to visit the Italian stretch of dramatic coastline where the Maritime Alps meet the Mediterranean Sea. 337 more words