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Poetry: Walt Whitman's "Song of the Open Road"

First of all, can we just acknowledge how cool Walt Whitman looks? I mean, like the original mountaineer hipster guy. Okay good, glad you agree. 653 more words

Review of Eight: Terror Has a New Species

The amazon blurb:


Deep in the Amazon, the solution to the global energy crisis has been found; a mysterious source of power set to end our dependency on oil. 457 more words


"Rubbing Stones" by Nancy Burkey

In “Rubbing Stones,” two seemingly separate stories converge, with both uplifting and tragic results. Jane is an American psychiatrist whose teenage son has gotten into trouble with the law. 212 more words

A Million Ways to Die in the Woods

Bill Bryson, the great travel writer, takes to the trail: In his perhaps slightly over-ambitious travel report, A Walk in the Woods (1997), fascination and frustration are as close to one another as salamanders and sarcasm. 1,247 more words


"Matylda: And I Thought Everyone Drives a Limo in Amerika" by Filip Zachoval

“Matylda” is the story of a wide-eyed Czech boy who spends the summer of 1998 on a work exchange in the US.  Intertwined with his impressions of American food (too sugary), American cops (constantly keeping an eye on him), and American shopping (amazing, but out of his price range), are the stories of his parents and grandparents and how they made it through WWII and the rise and fall of the Soviet Eastern Bloc. 125 more words

'84 Charing Cross Road' and 'The Duchess of Bloomsbury' by Helene Hanff *****

I first read 84 Charing Cross Road and its sequel, The Duchess of Bloomsbury, some years ago.  In 2015, I had the opportunity to watch the darling, witty film adaptation, and a reread has been on the cards ever since.  476 more words

Book review: The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane

The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot by Robert Macfarlane

The Old Ways is a more philosophical consideration of walking than previous books I’ve read by Macfarlane. 151 more words