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Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (January 2018)


As I posted at the end of 2017, this year I am trying out the Monthly Key Word Challenge hosted by My Reader’s Block in which I try to read books with certain words in the title each month. Since … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays + 2018 Reading Challenge


Whatever you celebrate, I hope that you had a wonderful and peaceful holiday, and that you got lots of socks for gifts. Today I was thinking about structure and how it can be both limiting and, somehow, liberating. A conversation … Continue reading

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Recent Resistance Reads


First, here is the text of the White House’s statement on the firing of Sally Yates, the “weak” and “very weak” acting Attorney General who “betrayed” the Department of Justice after she instructed its attorneys not to defend the executive … Continue reading

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National Book Festival 2016 – A Celebration


This year’s National Book Festival was, of course, a celebration of books. I heard six writers speak about their work (while three others were so popular that there was no room for me or many other fans at their presentations). … Continue reading

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A Literary Thrill at Rockville


I have previously written about VisArts (here) and Beall-Dawson House (here), two sites near the Rockville Metro station. Another point of interest is St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located right next to the Metro and MARC Train stations. The church’s cemetery … Continue reading

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The Gorilla in the Zoo


By now, probably everyone has heard about the gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo , recently euthanized after a small boy (the many news articles I read variously cited his age as either 3 or 4 years old) deliberately entered … Continue reading

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People of the Coloring Book


Last year, a dear friend of mine bought me a coloring book for adults. We worked on the first page of it together, but since then I had not set out to finish it, and have left most of the … Continue reading

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