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Live Better & Longer by Michel Cymes.

This book was really good actually. I came across this one in January, when all the self-help books were displayed right by the main entrance in the book store, to entice and lure all of those who feel like changing their lives for a couple of weeks when the new year kicks in :P … (the majority of people out there forget about their new year’s resolution before January is even over :O ) 233 more words

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#21.4 Starting from Paumanok, verse 6

We are still reading Book II of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Today I am reading Verse 6 of Starting from Paumanok. If you’re just joining me, … 458 more words

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New York’s Easter Parade, 2017

In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.
I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over, 769 more words

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Monsters and Chefs: Two Great All Ages Reads

Way back in October, I attended MICE – the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo. Started in 2010 to provide area artists with a place to exhibit their work away from the noise and expense of larger conventions, MICE has gotten bigger each year, attracting independent comics folks from all over the country. 612 more words

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Far from the Madding Crowd: Bathsheba's Bower

Thomas Hardy created a fictional land called Wessex based on much of his observations of south-western England, particularly from around his home town. Far from the Madding Crowd… 654 more words

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Behind the Title: Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders’ much-awaited first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, was published earlier this year. The book mostly takes place in a graveyard, where Abraham Lincoln has entombed his son, Willie. 582 more words

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Artists in Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy references a few artists in Far From the Madding Crowd and seems particularly influenced by those in the Dutch Golden age. The Golden age, which spanned the 17th century, paralleled the Baroque movement going on around much of Europe but favored realistic details over idealistic styling. 699 more words

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