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North Parade, Bradford

For a city that’s been repeatedly kicked in the knackers over the years, it’s encouraging see Bradford dusting itself down, having a quick swoosh of Lynx, and donning its best clobber again. 527 more words

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My 2015 Reading Life

I consider myself to be a book nerd.  For a time I was considering pursuing a career as a librarian.  I can’t walk past a book store without going in, and I could occupy myself for hours just browsing the shelves at a small indie bookstore.   590 more words



The city gave its name to the power of patience— Romanità . Romanità excludes emotion, hurry, doubt. Romanità waits, sees the moment and moves ruthlessly when the time is right.

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Books 2015

It divides

Later that summer, as rain fell, such a moment shimmered and paused on the brink, and then began the ancient dance of numbers: two, four, eight, sixteen, thirty- two, and a new life took root and began to grow.

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Books 2015

Visible and physical dependence

“You can see it, can’t you. Hasta’akala: to be made like sta’aka. To be made visibly and physically dependent on someone stronger. He offered us…

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The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Space traveling Jesuits? Sure, why not? The book was published in 1996, and is very highly reviewed. It won a few awards and is a reading group favorite apparently. 407 more words

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Book Review - The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell

Book Review – The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell


  •    Book: The Sparrow
  •    Author: Mary Doria Russell
  •    Genre: Speculative Fiction
  •    Year of Release: 1996
  •    Read 408-page paperback edition in February 2015.
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